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NGBF calls Kohima Gathering on Feb 8 to oppose CAB


Dimapur, February 6: The Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) has called for a Kohima Gathering on February 8, at 11 am, for the public march from Old MLA Junction to Raj Bhavan for submission of a memorandum to the President of India to withhold his assent if the CAB is passed in the ongoing Rajya Sabha session.
The President will also be appealed not to give his assent in case an ordinance is passed by the Cabinet bypassing the Rajya Sabha.
Meanwhile a consultative meeting of Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) with apex civil organizations, mass based civil society and tribal hohos today strongly opposed the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill and decided to submit representation to GoI through the Governor of Nagaland on February 8.
Solution before LS polls
The meeting also called for a solution to the Indo-Naga political problem before the next Lok Sabha elections.
Towards this end, the meeting resolved to submit a memorandum to the Government of India through the Governor of Nagaland on February 8 next.
The consultative meeting also appealed to the NNPGs and the NSCN to have a MoU for the sake of early Indo-Naga political solution.
The meeting further setup a co-ordination committee to take up the issue further.
JCPI backs NGBF call
Backing the NGBF call for the February 8 Kohima gathering, the JCPI has requested Angami, Ao, Sumi, Lotha, and Chakhesang tribes in Dimapur to sent 15 representatives each; and the remaining other tribes to send 10 representatives each.
In a press release, the JCPI requested all respective presidents of Dimapur based tribal bodies under Naga Council to submit the names of their representatives to the Naga Council Office on February 7 so that transportation arrangements can be made.
“At this confusing juncture, that the guardians of our society, the GBs have taken the burden of addressing burning issues, notably the CAB and Naga political settlement is indeed laudable, said the media cell, JCPI. (Page News Service)