Dimapur, Feb 16: Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) – spear headed by tribal organisation- expressed shocked on the threat issued by the NPF Party to the government employees accusing them of conspiring to sabotage TR Zeliang government by supporting the people’s movement.
While reminding NPF Party workers that their pay masters have been repudiated by the people of Nagaland, JCC Media Cell stated, ‘unless one is anti-Naga, every Naga is morally obligated and duty bound support this peoples movement including NPF party workers if they have any patriot blood left in them.’ It, therefore, urged the NPF party workers to toe the line with the peoples movement least branded as traitor of Naga people and face the ire of the public.
JCC firmly resolved not to honour TR Zeliang’s appeal letter dated 16/2/17 to NTAC and JCC to relax the agitation and bandh for two days till the time he returns from Delhi.
JCC expressed disappointment with the manner in which the Governor conducted and handled the current issue.
‘Despite the complete breakdown of constitutional machinery, he has been reluctant to discharge his duties and shows his partiality toward TR Zeliang,’ JCC said. Stating that such display of biasness was unbecoming to the post of the constitutional head, JCC requested the Governor to clarify his position to the Naga people whether he is the actual head of state or an agent of TR Zeliang.
Meanwhile, JCC thanked the Sumi Students’ Union Dimapur for providing free bus services to the students appearing the examinations and requested the volunteers to allow those buses to ply freely. JCC also thanked NBCC for their deep concern on the current imbroglio and taking trouble to come all the way to Dimapur to have prayer and fellowship with JCC and the volunteers.
JCC Ao Senden: JCC Ao Senden has seriously viewed the purported threat issued by the NPF Central against some government servants of “participating” and “funding” the ongoing agitation against the state government.
The JCC Ao Senden today categorically reiterated that the present movement is a people’s movement standing for the protection and rights of the Nagas where three innocent and precious lives were lost and many left injured. It assailed the NPF party of issuing warnings to those bonafide Nagas citizens for helping and joining in the movement.
While considering such threats as an enemy of the Nagas, JCC made it clear that the battle today is not a political party battle but a battle for the rights of every Naga citizen. JCC, therefore, advised those writers who have written such blasphemous words to think about their own roots and origins first before writing such irresponsible statements.
JCC, in a joint statement issued by its convenor A Bendangnukshi Jamir, and the co-convenor, N Bendang Jamir, further vowed that the Aos will not remain silent but initiate appropriate steps in the event of any misfortune befalling upon any Ao citizens through the threat issued by the NPF.
AYO: Reacting to NPF allegations, Angami Youth Organisation (AYO) today clarified that no government funds or contribution from any politician have been utilised for the movement.
AYO, meanwhile, asked the NPF not to confuse a people’s movement with agitation of a few people. It said failure on the part of the persons in the NPF Central to participate in the people’s movement only showed that they are anti-Naga and anti-democracy.
In reference to the NPF’s accusation that NTAC and JCC are making the lives of the people miserable, it made clear to the public who has been making the lives of the people miserable.
‘The people of Nagaland knows who is responsible for non-payment of salaries, the PDS scam, the fuel adulteration scam, attempts to steal crude oil in Wokha, etc.,’ AYO president Neinguvotuo Krose and the general secretary Kekhrie Pfukha said in a joint statement.
Meanwhile, AYO expressed gratitude to all organisations and individuals who have steadfastly supported the peoples’ movement morally, physically, materially, financially most significantly through the Christian principle of prayer and fasting. AYO further cautioned the NPF Central office bearers and other agencies of retaliation to protect its members even after the a solution is found to this social impasse if it continues their personal attack any of its members.