Reconsider ‘self-declaration’ order: NTC to state government

Kohima, July 29 (MExN): The Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has appealed to the State Government to reconsider its July 7 order directing department heads to obtain information of all government employees with regard to family members and relatives in the Naga Political Groups (NPGs). The reason being the Government of India and NPGs are engaged in the peace process and political negotiations, a release from the NTC stated.

It said that the Centre’s repeated “chorus” that the “The political negotiation is in advance stage,” and its declaration in October 2019 that “the political negotiation is successfully concluded,” has led the common people to the understanding that the “agreement on Naga political solution may happen any time and any moment from now.”

“Enough killings, bloodshed and atrocities have taken place and enough untold miseries have been committed by the Indian Armed Forces for over sixty years to the innocent people of the state,” it further stated while adding that the state government’s order “not only disturbs the minds of the peace loving people but the hard earned peaceful atmosphere in the state is also put at stake.”

“The impression of the people is that “another state of atrocities to the innocent people is on the cards,” the NTC claimed. It urged the Government of Nagaland to withdraw the office memorandum in the interest of tranquillity and peaceful atmosphere in the land and instead, “pursue and translate the successfully concluded political negotiations into a reality.”