Dimapur, July 1: The Dimasa Public Organization, Nagaland (DPON) has expressed displeasure over the exclusion of Kachari tribe in the invitation for participation in the photography competition in commemoration of 75 years of India’s Independence organized by the State Art & Culture Department.
“Is it the indigenous Kachari tribe not welcome to such kind of showcasing the original design of textiles worn? It is not understood why time and again we are made to reassert our existence in Nagaland. Kachari tribe seems not desirable anymore in any departments,” said DPON president K Naben in a press release.
The Kachari in Nagaland were part of interim Government after declaration of the Statehood by option and over negligence of us time and again is unfortunate, he said.
Asking the concerned department to give specific reason for the exclusion of two tribes for the competition, the DPON added, “Kachari population in our State may be shrinking but we have every right to have the privilege as any other indigenous tribe.” (Page News Service)