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Ao Senden opposed to women quota

Mokokchung, February 23 (MExN): The apex organization of the Ao community – Ao Senden – has reiterated that the 33 percent women reservation is not in accordance with the Ao culture and traditions and should not be implemented in the Ao areas. This was resolved during the general meeting held at Town Hall Mokokchung on February 17, 2012.

The Ao Senden, while saying that the issue had been discussed by the Ao community in different forums, asserted that organization has resolved that the 33 percent women reservation should not be imposed on the Ao community.
Besides, the Ao Senden has also resolved that suspension of Watsu Mungdang (apex organization of the Ao Women) would still stand until and unless the Watsu Mungdang approach the Ao Senden and ask for
forgiveness and promise to function under the Ao Senden in the future. It may be noted here that the Ao Senden Federal Assembly had suspended the Watsu Mungdang on October 25, 2011 over a rape issue.

The Ao Senden has also resolved all the schools in Ao area should introduce Ao language as a subject and teach it from Class-I compulsorily for the development of the Ao literature in the society. Also, asserting that the Ao Senden is the highest organization among the Ao people, the Senden resolved that the ‘Ao Senden village’, located near the Assam-Nagaland border should now use the village name in one word – Aosendenyim.

The Ao Senden will help the village in every possible manner for the change of the nomenclature. Moreover, the Ao Senden has also resolved to build it office at the plot of land acquired in Mokokchung. In this regard, the Senden resolved to approach the Ao legislators and work with them in mobilizing the funds for the construction of the office. The Ao Senden entrusted its Federal Assembly to carry out the resolutions.

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