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‘Public emergency’ declared in eastern Nagaland

By EMN Updated: Mar 05, 2024 9:31 pm

‘Dawn to dusk’ bandh on March 8

DIMAPUR — Following a joint meeting at Dimapur on Tuesday, tribal bodies and frontal organisations of eastern Nagaland have declared a ‘public emergency’ in all districts under their jurisdiction, with immediate effect.

The eastern Nagland region includes the six districts of Mon, Tuensang, Longleng, Kiphire, Shamator, and Noklak.

This declaration comes in response to the delay by the Government of India in settling the offer for the creation of Frontier Nagaland Territory through the Ministry of Home Affairs, according to a joint statement issued on Tuesday.

“As a next phase of public protest, there will be a dawn to dusk bandh all over eastern Nagaland on March 8, to be followed by intensive protest,” stated the organisations which include the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation, Chang Khulei Setshang, Eastern Sumi Hoho, Khiamniungan Tribal Council, Konyak Union, Phom Peoples’ Council, United Sangtam Likhum Pumji, Yimkhiung Tribal Council, Eastern Nagaland Women’s Organisation, and the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation.

Among others, the organisations called for strict implementation of the Feb. 23, 2024, Chenmoho resolution “not to participate in any central and state election.”

It was also stated that the people of eastern Nagaland would not accept any assurances on the creation of Frontier Nagaland Territory, made by the Ministry of Home Affairs, to be implemented after the upcoming parliamentary election process.

During the period of public emergency, “there should be no election campaign by any political party within eastern Nagaland. Any individual or group not adhering to the declaration would be doing so with their own risk whatsoever,” it cautioned.

By EMN Updated: Mar 05, 2024 9:31:26 pm
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