Thousands Join Rally to Demand Quick Solution to Naga Political Problem
Thousands of people joined a public rally on Friday organized by the Nagaland People’s Action Committee (NPAC) to demand a quick solution to the Naga political issue.
A meeting on the issue held in June in Dimapur under the aegis of the Nagaland Gaon Burah Federation (NGBF) or village chiefs, and attended by civil society organizations, tribal bodies, public leaders and intellectuals, formed the NPAC to press for a quick solution. .
The Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry, in solidarity with the public rally, had called for a two-hour statewide lockdown from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Although there was a mixed response to the call for closure in other districts of the state, including the state capital, Kohima, the Dimapur mall has witnessed a turnout. mass at the rally in the Super Market Complex where various leaders expressed their demand for an early solution.
Armed with banners and placards saying “No peace, no progress” and “No political will, no political solution“, the participants sought a solution to the crisis.
Addressing the rally, NPAC leader Theja Therieh said when 25 years of negotiations could not bring any solution, why not just wrap it up and let the people deal with it.
The motive behind organizing the rally was to express the public’s feelings and anguish over the endless negotiations that have dragged on for 25 years, he said.
The process had a huge impact on governance, safety and security of people, he said.
Therieh said the Naga would like to send a clear message to the Center: “Enough is enough”.
Ao Union Dimapur Chairman Meren said, “As stakeholders, we have every right to know what the Indian government is giving us because the solution does not belong to one person. The Naga political solution belongs to the Naga.
Dimapur Naga Council Chairman E Kikon said an acceptable and peaceful solution to the problem was needed without further delay.
“It is a matter of concern to bring home a successfully negotiated agreement for which we call on all Naga to work together for the good of the people,” said Elizabeth, a member of Dimapur Naga Women Hoho.
Meanwhile, the rally decided to submit a public representation for an early Naga political solution to Prime Minister Narendra through Governor Jagdish Mukhi.
The public representation said that in 2018, when civil societies and all political parties, including the BJP, unequivocally demanded a solution before the elections, the BJP “betrayed the trust of the people” and filed candidacies. with the slogan “Election for a solution”.
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