Governor appeals ENSF to withdraw boycott call
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 26
Expressing pain and shock on hearing that the educated youth from Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF) have taken a decision to boycott the Statehood Day, Governor PB Acharya has appealed to the student body to withdraw the boycott call while assuring to hear and address their genuine grievances. “This is the day we have to salute our elders who sacrificed and worked hard for achieving the Statehood,” the Governor said.
Stating that all the genuine grievances can be addressed in a democracy by proper democratic methods, Acharya also assured to undertake tour of the ENPO areas in the near future.
The Governor explained that it is the responsibility of every patriotic citizen to respect the sacrifices of our leaders who fought for freedom, which we are enjoying free from foreign rule. “For us, Independence Day, Republic Day and Statehood Day should be sacred days and a very precious moment,” he stressed.
On November 25, the ENSF announced its decision to boycott Nagaland Statehood Day celebration on December 1 in four eastern Nagaland districts of Tuensang , Mon, Longleng and Kiphire in protest in protest against failure of the State government to implement the agreement made with it on November 26, 2013.
Accusing that the State government of failing the Eastern Nagas, ENSF president Shahsha L. Menhahu and general secretary Honang M. Jessuhu, in a release, said the decision to boycott the Statehood Day was taken at an emergency meeting.