Nagaland: NSF to launch series of protests
Dimapur, Oct. 21 (EMN): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has announced that it will be launching a series of ‘mass-based’ protests to register its ‘resentment’ at the state government’s failure to act on its demands.
In a statement issued on Monday, the federation sought support from ‘all the right thinking Naga citizens’ and informed that details of the planned protests would be made public in the coming days.
According to the NSF, it had submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on June 11 urging his government to set up a committee to work out the modalities for setting up of Staff Selection Board (SSB) in the state within two months time.
“When no positive development to the effect was witnessed, the federation was compelled to issue an ultimatum to the government of Nagaland on August 21 with the following charter of demands which were in addition to the federation’s long pending demand for setting up of SSB: issue notification banning all recruitment to ‘Group C’ posts until the implementation of SSB in the state; issue notification for scrapping down of all departmental exams for recruitment to ‘Group C’ posts; setting up of SSB and that all existing vacancies be filled through open recruitment,” it stated.
The NSF appealed to the government to comply with these demands within one month, it informed. ‘However, the federation regrets to inform that we’ve not been able to make much headway in our pursuit as the state government has not been forthcoming to hammer out a solution in tune with the aspirations of the Naga students and youths,’ it added.