Darogapathar village council condemns
Dimapur, Dec. 6 (EMN): In what could be another bungling by the cadres of one of the Naga nationalist groups, a quit notice was served on a catholic priest who is currently attached to the Don Bosco Vocational Training Centre in Darogapathar Village Dimapur.
The matter was brought to light on Wednesday by the Darogapathar Village Council along with a copy of the letter dated Dec. 1 wherein the People’s Republic of Nagaland group of the NNC gave the priest till Dec. 10 to ‘move from the place’.
Father Jose Chacko is a Salesian of Don Bosco and is currently the rector of the training centre.
The Darogapathar Village Council stated that it is ‘shocked and surprised over the quit notice’ that was served on the rector and that the council finds no valid and reasonable genuine reasons.
The council questioned how a ‘revolutionary government’ such as the NNC/PRN can stoop low by entertaining a personal complaint lodged by the ‘past Diploma students’.
It instead asked the NNC/PRN to protect the institution that is beneficial for the Naga population.
“Instead, the NNC/PRN should have being an instrumental source to safeguard the Institutions which have been providing educational avenues and job oriented trainings to our young Naga populations,” stated the village council.
The village council also was suspicious of the authenticity of the letter and so appealed to the group and clear its name.
“The Darogapathar Village Council would further like to point out, that, the Quit Notice being served on the letter head of the “Commander-in-Chief” (Naga Army), the authenticity of it, is also questionable, as it bears no name or contact number, except signature, therefore, the Council urges the concerned authority to look into the genuiness of it, so that, the good stature of the People’s Republic of Nagaland (NNC/PRN) is not being tarnished,” it stated.
The council further added that notice was very unfortunate and ‘strongly condemnable’ as it is a time when the whole people of Nagaland is yearning for a permanent lasting solution and settlement with the GOI.
Moreover, it is also a at the same time, when people are preparing to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
The council urged the district administration and law enforcing agencies to provide adequate security measures to all institutions that are ‘selflessly contributing’ to the welfare of the Naga society.