Nagaland on the road to becoming a surveillance state?

Nagaland on the road to becoming a surveillance state?

 KOHIMA | JULY 23, 2020:

The Naga political groups have slammed the State government's move on asking their workers to name their relatives having tie-up with insurgent groups.

They stated that the order issued on July 7, was an act of downgrading and paralyzing the Naga political movement and bringing them under the subjects of established laws.

The prolonged peace talks between the Indian government and the Naga community has been under ceasefire mode since the time of the NSCN faction group formed by Isak Chishi Swu and Thuingaleng Muivah, 1997. Other groups are said to have joined the movement later.

Naga Hoho, the apex body of the Naga community along with the working committee of the Naga National Political Group, voiced that the government is desirous to pull down the Naga leaders to surrender.

"If Mr. Ravi has taken NSCN to be an underground organization, how come he signed the historic Framework agreement with NSCN general secretary Mr. TH Muivah as his co-author guided and supervised by the Prime Minister of India? Ravi has reduced Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and top leaders of the Government of India to a laughing stock," the NSCN(IM) said.

The state's governor earlier had penned a letter to the Chief minister Neiphu Rio, on the failure of law and order in the state of Nagaland, on June 16.

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