DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 28: The Eastern Naga Students’ Federation (ENSF) has reiterated to go ahead with the proposed democratic indefinite agitation in the 5 districts of eastern Nagaland after the meeting held with the Chief Secretary today remained inconclusive.
The ENSF said the state Government could not fulfill the genuine demands placed by the Federation.
In a press release ENSF president, Sepili L Sangtam informed that the mode of agitation would be of locking down of Government offices and the movement of Government registered vehicles will be restricted.
The ENSF has informed that the agitation would commence from 6 a.m. of November 30. It has directed all 6 federating units to comply with the advisories while implementing the 1st phase of indefinite agitation. The agitators will paste pamphlets and restrict movement of Government registered vehicles (NL-10 & 11), but vehicles of district administration, police, medical, fire and emergency services, district court and postal duties, home guard, civil defence, SDRF, para military, BRO and central agencies providing valid ID proof would be exempted.
It further said once seized vehicles would be released only after the demands are met by the state government.
It said that the agitation would be strictly implemented to all federating unit jurisdiction and no leniency would be extended to any defaulters.
If in case of any unwanted incident happens the state Government shall be solely held responsible, it said and directed all federating units to strictly follow the present COVID-19 SoPs.
Earlier, Chief Secretary, Nagaland invited the ENSF today and deliberated on the demands of the ENSF relating to the NSSB and NPSC. The ENSF was apprised of the constitution of the Cabinet Sub-Committee headed by Y Patton, Deputy Chief Minister to look into the 6-point Charter of Demands pertaining to the NSSB. Government has also set up a Committee to review the job reservation policy of the State which is headed by J Alam (IAS), Chief Secretary, Nagaland.
It was also apprised to ENSF that the matter was discussed in the Cabinet meeting on November 25, 2020.
The ENSF’s representation regarding non-implementation of P&AR OMs/Notifications (4 Charter of Demands) was also discussed in the meeting. The Government has sought relevant data from NPSC and will further examine the specific matter and accordingly required action will be taken.
The Chief Secretary assured the ENSF that the Government will look into their demands, however both the Committees mentioned above would require more time to examine all the pertinent issues relating to ENSF representation and submit their recommendation to the Government for appropriate decision.
In view of the above, the Chief Secretary requested the ENSF to appreciate the Government’s serious efforts in dealing with the subject. He appealed to the ENSF to withdraw their ultimatum and allow the Government to take required decision in the larger public interest at the earliest possible time.
(Page News Service)