DIMAPUR, Sept 13: The Sumi Hoho said those individuals who participated in the Naga Hoho meeting in Dimapur on August 28 against its directive to refrain from attending it, demeaned the dignity and prestige of the Sumi people. The apex body of the Sumi community in its executive meeting held at Zunheboto on September 4 deliberated on the issue pertaining to those individuals who attended the meeting, the Sumi Hoho said in a release on Friday.
The Hoho said it had issued an ultimatum to HK Zhimomi and Toniho Sheqhi to resign from their respective posts in the Naga Hoho and other two members who spoke at the meeting were directed to tender written apologies on or before September 12. It warned that if the individuals failed to abide by the directive, they will be debarred from participation in all social, religious organisations and any activities, functions of Sumi people for a period of six years.
The release further said that the two persons who spoke during the meeting have tendered their apologies in writing, which had been acknowledged by the Sumi Hoho in good faith. However, Zhimomi and Sheqhi haved failed to resign as office bearers of the Naga Hoho, it said. It also directed all the Sumi social organisations not to engage the debarred persons in any social and religious activities for a period of six years to uphold its sanctity and dignity.