Dimapur, May 26: The Central Nagaland Students’ Association (CNSA), the apex body of three students’ organizations namely Ao, Sumi and Lotha, has demanded setting up of mini secretariat in all district headquarters as well as decentralization of administrative and financial powers to each district immediately.
The CNSA demand comes against the backdrop of what it claimed was the excesses committed by “few unscrupulous individuals and groups subjugating all other Nagas in different forms”.
“Central Nagaland Students’ Association (CNSA) the apex body of three students organisation Ao, Sumi and Lotha strongly believes in humanity and sharing of resources so also responsibilities. Therefore, if the burden is too heavy on any community or group, we strongly urge the Government to equally divide the developments and share the State budget equally to all districts,” said a press release issued by CNSA president Himato Yeptho, general secretary Lipemo M Tsope and vice president Akummeren.
The CNSA maintained that having a capital and investing everything “in a single basket” is proving to be detrimental for a just society.
The release said Naga people are grateful to the people of Kohima for generously donating the land for the State Capital “but in the meantime the Naga people have also been tolerant of the excesses committed by few unscrupulous individuals and groups subjugating all other Nagas in different forms.”
“Everyone should understand that facilities and benefits comes with responsibilities, this is a trying time for every person individually and the whole world collectively and in this precarious situation opposing the Naga people to use common infrastructure is a big question for every sensible person to ponder upon. Any infrastructure built by the State Government cannot be hijacked by any individual or groups,” it stated.
The release stated that off late Naga people have been silently observing how few individuals and groups have been dictating and ruling the State “influencing and coercion on all policy matters and governance of the State of Nagaland.”
The association maintained that Dimapur and Kohima, which have better infrastructures and facilities, should not object for using those facilities for our own brothers and sisters.
Calling upon all right thinking individuals and leaders to support the CNSA’s move for the safety and security of all Naga citizens, as equal member of the Naga family, the released to all citizens of Nagaland and the State Government to immediately address the association’s demand. (Page News Service)