Dimapur, August 1: In the wake of the ongoing massive exercise being undertaken in the state of Assam for the final detection and deportation of the illegal immigrants from Bangladesh through the updating the National Registrar of Citizens under the direct supervision of the Supreme Court of India, the Janata Dal, (United), Nagaland has decided to put up an agenda on top priority in the next meeting of the Peoples Democratic Alliance (PDA) for such similar exercise for updating of NRC in Nagaland in the form of thorough and elaborate electoral revisions or any other methods that may be appropriate and deem fit based on 1st December 1963 as the cut-off year.
Although, it may be recalled that a massive electoral revision exercise was conducted by the most influential Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) some decades back yet, but due to various reasons, a total successful conclusion could not be reached. Nevertheless, a beginning was made and an awakening bell was sounded.
The JD(U) also caution that the indigenous rights and privileges of the Nagas and other rightful non-Nagas based on the above mentioned cut-off date and year should not be misused by any individual or authorities so as to accommodate other non-indigenous people in consideration of personal, social, tribal , religious or party affiliations.
In short, the indigenous inhabitants of Nagaland should not allow any outsiders to infringe upon their rights under any circumstances, it said.(Page News Service)