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Myanmar refugees entering Nagaland: Kronu

Nagaland News

KOHIMA, OCTOBER 26: Nagaland Government on Tuesday confirmed that refugees from martial law imposed country Myanmar have entered Mon district of the State, which holds the international boundary with the country.
Informing this during a presser held here, Nagaland Minister for Planning & Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs, Neiba Kronu however said that those entering the State are mainly Nagas of Myanmar.

“Our own people from Myanmar are also coming out and they are being provided refuge by the churches and tribal bodies of the district on humanitarian grounds”, he said.
Saying that the State Government is yet to ascertain the exact number of the Myanmarese Nagas and also their entry date into Mon district, he said the Government would soon make a proper assessment.
“We should help our own people coming from there – Myanmar”, he said.
“Everyone is concerned about women reservation as participation of women in every sphere is very important and therefore the Government has started briefing civil societies and tribal hohos in an effort to slowly bring them together to an understanding”, said Kronu.
He also announced that the recent meeting of the Cabinet Sub-committee on Women reservation had decided to have a committee headed by the State Chief Secretary to study all the pros and cons of women reservation.
In that meeting, representatives of Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation, Central Nagaland Tribes Council and Tenyimia organisations were also invited and it was decided to include two women representatives – Prof Rosemary Dzuvichu of Nagaland University and Government representative Sotsula, Secretary of Science and Technology department.
“It’s time for us to discuss the issues together, sit across the table and take the decision together for women reservation”, he said.

Meanwhile, with delay in conducting elections to the urban local bodies which has been causing difficulties in the function of the municipal and town councils, he informed that the Government has decided to nominate members on temporary basis as it has become difficult for the Chief Administrative Officer of the ULBs to take case of the entire town.
The nomination will be purely an interim body and once elections are held to constitute the municipal and town council bodies, they will be defunct, he said.
NSSB: On the Eastern Naga Students’ Federation rejecting the draft of Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB), Kronu said “consultation is in progress with the students’ body and the Government is hopeful to come to an understanding very soon”.
(Page News Service)