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NPF asks neighbouring states to be rational on Naga issue

Dimapur, Aug. 3 (EMN): A meeting of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) central office bearers and the party’s legislators of Nagaland and Manipur was held on Friday at the NPF office in Kohima, according to a press release from the party.

They endorsed the party’s president and the leader of the NPF legislature party to take any final decision ‘in the event of new political re-alignment with other political parties particularly in the state of Nagaland and Manipur’; reiterated NPF’s stand on integration of all contiguous Naga areas and appealed neighbouring states ‘to be rational on their approach to the Naga political issue.’

It welcomed the suggestion of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for early solution of the Naga political issue. “However, the report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee in its present form which has been widely published in the print media has not touched the core issues and hence it may have to re-look the report on the Naga political issue.”

It appealed ‘other Naga national groups’ not part the peace process to reconsider their decisions in the interest of the Naga people. Further, it opposed the Citizenship Amendment Act ‘in its present form’ and urged citizens of Nagaland to remain alert ‘as many illegal immigrants are likely to enter Nagaland in view of the publication of National Register of Citizens (NRC) by the government of Assam.’

“The meeting observed that the PDA government has failed on all fronts as it has not kept up to its promises made to the people during the past 147 days of its governance. The meeting conveys its deepest condolence to the bereaved families who have been a victim of the incessant rain. While sympathising with the people of Nagaland over the hardship faced by the common people owing to incessant rain, coupled with natural calamities, the NPF urge the government of the day to ensure that normal activities of the citizens of Nagaland be protected by all means and restore the pathetic road conditions in the state at the earliest,” it read.


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