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NSF reaffirms support to Indo-Naga peace process

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By EMN Updated: Mar 28, 2014 10:32 pm
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Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, MARCH 28

TAKING serious concern on the protracted Indo-Naga political talk and the alleged delay tactics and double standard designed by the government of India towards the Naga cause, the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) has unanimously reaffirmed its resolution to continue to press upon the Government of India to expedite the ongoing political talks.
The resolution was taken March 27 at the NSF 3rd Federal Assembly, hosted by the Maring Students’ Union (MSU) at Khunbi (Yully Yultang) village located under Chandel district in Manipur.
Attended by several public leaders and senior leaders of NSF and also the NSF units from Manipur and Nagaland, the meet discussed and debated on various burning issues confronting the Naga student community.
The meet agreed upon in endorsing the executive council of the NSF, reaffirming the last resolution to remain vigil and act upon as and when situation demands taking into consideration of all Naga traditional boundaries. The NSF said it would, as always, keep an eye on the border issues and take initiative to tackle the matters arising it to maintain peace and tranquility in the border areas.
In connection with the Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005 filed on backdoor appointments, the Executive Council of NSF briefed the details of the backdoor appointments in several departments and assured to submit a representation to the government of Nagaland in regard to the backdoor appointments in 36 departments with a total post of 551 grade III, 137 Grade II and 36 post of Grade I.
Regarding the protection of natural resources in ‘Naga areas’ the NSF stated that any term of agreement or development it should be honourable, acceptable and beneficial to the Naga people.
On the other hand, president of All Zeliangrong Students Union (AZSU), Pamei Tingenlung observed that chromite extraction from Ukhrul district will take place in a short time. Moreover, since India’s Look East Policy is on the way, there would be widespread deforestation of trees to enable projects to take place. As such, certain policies and terms of references should be framed well so that solid strategies could be laid down at such times, he added. Tingenlung also added that exploration licenses for natural resources should be studied and monitored well by NSF.
Certain agendas were also tabled at the meeting which included the pitiable condition of the Tuli Paper Mill of Nagaland. The meet also deliberated on the importance of reviving the said mill and resolved to take initiatives for speedy rehabilitation of the mill.

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By EMN Updated: Mar 28, 2014 10:32:11 pm