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No fencing in the middle of Nagaland, says FGN Kedahge

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Mar 22, 2024 10:35 pm
Gen. (retired) Viyalie Metha speaking at the 69th Nagaland Republic Day programme in Kohima on Friday. (EM Images)

KOHIMA — Kedahge of Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN), Gen. (retired) Viyalie Metha, on Friday affirmed that the FGN will not allow Indian government to construct fence in the middle of Nagaland.

Addressing the 69th Nagaland Republic Day at Transit Peace Camp (TPC) in Kohima, he stated that the idea to construct fence was absurd and ridiculous and a crime against humanity.

“On the part of the Federal Government of Nagaland, this will not be allowed to happen,” Metha affirmed.

He observed the latest attempt of India was to divide and weaken the Naga nation by constructing a fence in the middle of Nagaland, where there is no India and Myanmar boundary in Nagaland. In this regard, he called upon every right-thinking Naga citizen to steadfastly uphold the rights of the nation and resist such vile attempt of the enemy.

Meanwhile, he recalled heroism of the ancestors who courageously defended the Naga country and took the right decision at the right time and handing down the legacy to the present generation.

Reminding the gathering about the words of AZ Phizo, father of the Naga nation, he said, “Every village is a small republic and has its own councils and assemblies established from time immemorial and it is dynamically alive.”

He maintained that the happy life of the Nagas was disturbed by the intrusion of the British when they intruded into Nagaland in 1832 and were consequently permitted to stay in some parts of the land through verbal agreement in 1879 after heavy warfare. He added that when the British Statutory Commission came to Kohima, Nagaland Nagas refused the British proposal and submitted a memorandum to the Simon Commission in 1929 stating clearly to remain as before.

Metha highlighted that when India was to be given independent, Naga leaders led by AZ Phizo went to India and met Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Indian nation, and other Indian leaders of that time.

“The Nagas having made their position and intention clear to the Indian national leaders declared their age-old independence on August 14, 1947,” Metha said adding following which the republic of the Federal Government of Nagaland was formed on March 22, 1956, at Parashen in Rengma region.

“In order to internalise her naked aggression on Nagaland and save her face in front of the world, the policy of India change and used money to occupy Nagaland and made the ‘so-called’ 16 points Agreement with some of its servants and some young educated Nagas to form a puppet Nagaland state in our country,” the FGN Kedahge said.

He also pointed out that India used some Naga renegades through gun power and money power to destroy the Naga National Council (NNC) and the Federal Government of Nagaland (FGN). He also claimed that India in connivance with renegade groups had killed many Naga leaders and continued up to this day.

He further expressed concern about the turn of event and appealed to the Naga people to refrain from all sorts of evil practice and turn to God and start doing good towards each other as true Christians and avoid embracing the anti- national activities in the land.

The programme was led by V Phutoi Zhimomi, FGN kilonser of natural resources, while Rev. Savito Nagi, president of ABCC, read the scripture and offered prayer; and folk songs were presented by Chakhesang region, Shepoumaramth region and Zeliangrong region.

By Thejoto Nienu Updated: Mar 22, 2024 10:35:45 pm
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