CNSA questions Naga Students’ Federation’s legitimacy in Nagaland
Dimapur, Feb. 26 (EMN): The Central Nagaland Students’ Association (CNSA) has taken a potshot at the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF), dubbing it as an organisation that “has nothing to do with the state of Nagaland” and questioned why it served ultimatum to the state government.
The Naga Students’ Federation had, on February 22, served a 15-day ultimatum to the government of Nagaland to address at least four of its demands, including approval and implementation of the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) policy, scrapping of all departmental exams and banning direct recruitment to all group C posts, failing which it threatened to take up its own course of action.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the CNSA acknowledged the Naga Students’ Federation for raising relevant issue pertaining to the rampant practice of backdoor appointments in Nagaland but, at the same time, stated that it was “pained and dismayed” by its ultimatum to the state government.
“The CNSA strongly feel that the magnanimous nature of the people of Nagaland has been misconstrued by others for too long and thus in the name of sovereignty and independence, the Nagas of Nagaland have been subjected to undergo many threats and intimidation both physically and psychologically for decades, the moment has come for any informed people to read the writings on the wall that ‘the Cross border organisation is not feasible for a just growth of the Nagas.’ Thus the Naga Hoho and Naga Students’ Federation which was once considered a strong and vibrant organisation have got decimated and have become irrelevant to the society,” the press release read.
“Pertaining to the ultimatum, the CNSA strongly feel that the NSF have undermined the intelligentsia of the Nagas of Nagaland and thus, immediately seek the clarification from the NSF as to why NSF resorted to issue ultimatum to the Government of Nagaland using other people and organisations who has no connection whatsoever undermining the Nagas of Nagaland,” it added.