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How sensible is your good sense?

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By EMN Updated: Sep 22, 2014 11:13 pm
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Thepfulhouvi Solo

Mr. A. Kamei,
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n my first write-up, I mentioned the untenable wisdom of the Government of Nagaland to raise a Memorial in memory of someone from outside the State, who has done not contributed for Nagaland State, in preference to more deserving and illustrious native candidates from Nagaland:
For one among others, M/s. Neichülieü Haralu, Retired Indian Foreign Service Officer, still alive today, is the only Naga ever to have become an Indian Ambassador. She herself is a Zeliang of Nagaland from Kenoma Village. She is the daughter of Dr. Haralu, the person who was responsible for the successful capture of Gaidinliu, and for which he was awarded the honored Title of Kaisa-e-Hind by the British.In this reluctantly constructed second Write-up, I am turning my wonderment from the Government of Nagaland to Mr. Kamei:
Small Children do not have any sense of what belongs to them from what belongs to others. They think Toys belong to all and demand those that even belong to others.
Therefore grownups, from very early stage, start to teach them the good sense of what is theirs from what is not theirs. Without this delicate sense in humans, Stealing would not have the meaning of theft.
In grown-ups; white, black or yellow, a Guest does not behave as he or she likes in the House of the Host. There are acceptable norms for the Guests and the Hosts to behave when at each other’s place. These delicate norms and values differentiate the conscientious Civilized from the Vulgar. There is a profitable saying: “When in Rome behave as Romans”.
Socially, the Rongmei Nagas are accepted Guests in Nagaland and Nagas of Nagaland are their Hosts; each is expected to remember and behave the good civil senses and values of the people.
Everybody has the privilege to cook whatever he or she likes to eat in his or her own house but not in another man’s House.
When I say this, I am sure; I speak for the overwhelming majority of the sensible persons in Nagaland. Besides friends and well wishers, even unknown person who said he mauled me in the Papers, heartily congratulated me on this over the phone!
Mr. Kamei used One Thousand Three Hundred and Sixty Eight Words (1368) to spin his Rani Gaidinliu’s Yarn of how she got so many awards from India but has not answered my single question:
I. What has Gaidinliu done for the State of Nagaland for which expensive Memorials should be raised in her honour by the Government of Nagaland in Nagaland?
Kamei wrote, (I quote him): “the state of Nagaland as a result of the collective sacrifice of life, toil, sweat and sufferings of all the Nagas whether they be of Nagaland State and other Naga areas such as Assam, Manipur, Arunachal and Myanmar”.
This is a new history of Nagaland heard only from Him: Nagaland’s recorded history says that Naga Tribes of Nagaland, including Kuki of Nagaland (erstwhile NHTA) on behalf of Naga People Conference signed an Agreement with the Government of India and constituted the State of Nagaland in 1963.
The Naga National Movement has nothing much to do in the creation of the Indian State of Nagaland people seem eager to share its privileges. The Naga National Movement has not yet reached its Objectives; it is still continuing.
In the Naga National Movement, the Rongmeis fought for the Political freedom of their own life and their own Region, the Angamis fought for the freedom of their own life and Region; every Naga Tribe fought for the political freedom of their own kith and kin and Region.
No Tribe sacrificed specifically for the life and region of other Tribes. We all fought for our own kith and kin and for our own land, not for others, though we fought for collectively together.
It is like Community Hunting in the Nagas; the hunt is together but each man hunted for his own share of the Meat and each hunter has specific part of the kill for his labour; no one gets the part due to the other hunter.
No Naga need assume he gave his life for others; everybody gave his for his own kith and kin and for his Father Land.
My unashamed view is that whole point is, in my view:
Memorials in Gaidinlieu’s honour should be raised in her own Village where she lay buried or appropriately in Manipur or elsewhere in India; not in Nagaland.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 22, 2014 11:13:17 pm