Declaring Nagaland as disturbed area yet again is uncalled for, says NPF
Dimapur, Jan. 2 (EMN): The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed resentment over the declaration of the whole of Nagaland as ‘disturbed area’ for another six months under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act and urged the government of India to reconsider its stand.
The NPF, in a press communiqué, requested the Centre to revoke the Act and “exhibit its sincerity and expedite for a speedy conclusion to the vexed Naga political problem”.
‘During this crucial period of negotiation and talks to the vexed Naga Political problem and when the Naga public is seriously hoping for the final solution, the Central Government’s order has came as a shock,’ the party stated, adding that it shows how keen and sincere the government is in bringing the Naga issue to a conclusion.
The party stated that declaring ‘the whole of Nagaland state as disturbed area is totally uncalled for’ when the Naga people are hopeful for a positive result with the Centre asserting to conclude the Naga peace process. It added that “imposition of the Act only shows the insincerity on the part of the Central Government”.
The party also conveyed New Year greetings to the Naga people and wish that “a sense of love, care and prosperity prevail among our society and people”.