Nagaland chaos: Protestors in Kohima demands CM Zeliang resignation in 3 days
KOHIMA: The Coordination Meeting of all Tribal Apex Bodies of the State along with the Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) convened by Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) in Kohima discussed threadbare on the standoff between the State Government and the Tribal Bodies and resolved to gave an ultimatum of three days to Nagaland Chief Minister to step down.
In a statement signed by JCC Convener Supu Jamir, NTAC Convener K T Vilie and its Secretary C T said the meeting has adopted a eight-point resolutions which, including Chief Minister T R Zeliang, should step-down on moral ground within a period of three days with effect from tomorrow, the February 8, (ii) Not to politicized this historic movement under any circumstances, (iii)The ULB elections in Nagaland state cannot be held until and unless thorough amendments are made in the Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001 by safeguarding the power conferred under Article 371 (A) of the Constitution of India, (iv) Not to attend tomorrow's Consultative Meeting convened by chief minister and any other meeting in future to be convened by chief minister and in the event of any leader of any leader attending the meeting, such person will be treated as 'anti-Naga,'(v) The Cabinet decision to submit Memorandum to the Prime Minister of India, seeking for exemption from Part IX A of the Indian Constitution should not be submitted under any circumstances since the Nagaland Legislative Assembly is fully empowered to take its decision on this matter, (vi) To issue suspension order to former Commissioner of police of Dimapur, Police officers of Longleng, Longkhim Officer in Charge and all jawans, who were involved in inhuman firing, (vii) To immediately issue nullification order with regard to ULB elections and (viii) All apex Tribal Hohos authorized JCC and NTAC of Kohima to spearhead this historic movement and fully affirmed to abide by the decision and direction of JCC and NTAC of Kohima till the demand s are fulfilled.
The statement said the meeting, attended by 14 Tribe Hohos, was fully understands that the resultant loss of precious lives, injuries to several others and damage to properties was due to the betrayal by the Cabinet to the gentlemen's agreement of January 30, signed at Chumukedima.
Adding salt to insult, the Chief minister instead of owning moral responsibility and stepping down continue to hold on to office and continues with his contempt and insult towards the Tribal Bodies and the public. He has even called in the army for Flag March against the people's movement against the Government's inefficiency. This is ridiculous for the reason that such an exercise is required only when the lives of the people are at threat and not against Government functionary. T R Zeliang has sufficiently exhibited his unconcern to the sufferings and pain faced by the people. What he has been doing this far is by giving a deaf ear to people's suffering and preparing to do anything to achieve his wishes. Such a mentality is a threat to social peace and life and therefore is not only unacceptable, but demands immediate remedy, the statement said.
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