Dimapur, July 2 (EMN): Objecting to the centre government’s recent declaration of Nagaland as “a disturbed and dangerous state”, the Naga Hoho has appealed to the former to withdraw the declaration immediately.
In a press release issued on Tuesday, the Naga Hoho termed the declaration as a “big lie” and questioned for how long the government of India intends to subjugate the Nagas.
It stated that India should honour its commitment to recognise the “uniqueness of the Nagas” and accept the Indo-Naga problem as political. “Accusing the whole Nagaland state a ‘dangerous condition’ by the government of India and imposing the draconian law of AFSPA is a clear devilish intention of the Indian government to damage the image of the Nagas internationally.
“When Nagas are prepared for a peaceful political solution to the protracted Indo-Naga problem and present political dialogue between the two entities is a clear gesture of avoiding conflicts and to build a mutual understanding to peacefully resolve the problem,” the statement read.
For more than 50 years, AFSPA has been used in Nagaland to abuse human rights, cause law and order problems, and inflict sufferings upon the innocent, it stated. “
It also appealed to the government of Nagaland “to come out with its reason and present it to the central government that the present peaceful situation in Nagaland do not need such a draconian law.”
According to the Naga Hoho, imposing AFSPA in Nagaland “will definitely ignite law and order problem in the state where the innocent public will be the biggest victim of the armed forces.”