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Defer exercise of Registration of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland — NPF

By EMN Updated: Aug 08, 2019 1:20 am

Dimapur, Aug. 7 (EMN): The Central Executive Council (CEC) of the Naga People’s Front (NPF) has urged the PDA government through a resolution to defer the proposed Registration of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) till a consensus is arrived at.

The CEC adopted several resolutions in its meeting held at the NPF Central Office, Kohima on Wednesday, August 7.

Supporting the NPF Legislature Wing’s decision of abstaining from the consultative meeting convened by the PDA government on July 17 on RIIN, the CEC accused the State government of carelessly handling a sensitive issue like RIIN that concerns the future of the Nagas as a whole. It also urged the government to “put on hold the present exercise of RIIN till a consensus is drawn from all stakeholders.”

“In this context the CEC urge upon the PDA Government to maintain status quo as propounding a new theory at this juncture would only bring more divisions amongst the Nagas as well as the various indigenous communities settled in the present state of Nagaland,” read the resolution.

“The Government must seriously focus on implementation of ILP rather than inviting more problems in our society by mis-adventuring on RIIN,” it added.

The CEC adopted a resolution asking the NPF president to Central Election Board as envisaged in the party’s constitution considering its tradition in evolving a consensus in the election to the Central Office Bearers (COB), including Frontal Wings. It also asked the president to decide the venue and date of the general convention.

While welcoming the new governor of Nagaland RN Ravi, the NPF expressed hope that his new assignment will strengthen the ongoing peace process. It urged the government of India and the Naga national workers to expedite the political talk and bring to a logical conclusion. It also appealed to all the groups to join the peace process.

The CEC also expressed concern over “the manner in which the government of India is handling the Jammu & Kashmir issue. The CEC also expresses anguish in keeping the political leaders under house arrest which amounts to curtailing of fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution of India.”

By EMN Updated: Aug 08, 2019 1:20:39 am