NTC says state government should invite ZPO
Dimapur, May 10 (EMN): The Nagaland Tribes Council has urged the state government to immediately rectify what it stated was an ‘erroneous action’ concerning a proposed consultative meeting of the government with various tribe organisations.
A press release from the council on Thursday stated that the protest raised by the Zeliang People’s Organisation for having ignored to be invited by the state government to the proposed consultative meeting on May 11 was ‘legitimate’.
“What has irked the ZPO is that Zeliang tribe which is a recognized constituent tribe in Nagaland is not invited along with the rest of the other Naga tribes to the scheduled consultative meeting, and whereas, Zeliangrong which is not a recognize (sic) tribe in Nagaland is invited to represent Zeliang tribe. The action of the state is tantamount to derecognizing of Zeliang tribe and given recognition to the Zeliangrong as a tribe in Nagaland.
“The action of the state violating its own notified list of scheduled tribes in the state is a matter of grievous concern and has far reaching consequences. NTC therefore urges the state government to immediately rectify the erroneous action and uphold the honour and decorum of legitimate right of the Zeliang tribe for all times to come,” it stated.