NPCC asks Centre to implement Naga solution under a non-partisan Govt

NPCC asks Centre to implement Naga solution under a non-partisan Govt
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Dimapur, January 19: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) while noting that the Naga political dialogue has ended on October 31 last has called upon the Government of India to now implement Naga political solution under a non-partisan Government in Nagaland.
This was resolved during its extended executive committee meeting on January 17 at Congress Bhavan, Kohima.
The State Congress party reminded that this has also been the commitment of all legislators cutting across party lines and declared policy of regional political parties “to pave the way for final political solution.”
The meeting noted that that Naga political dialogue has ended on October 31, 2019 after nearly 23 years of negotiations where other stakeholders like tribe hoho’s, Nagaland GB Federation and different civil societies were consulted in multiple meetings. It resolved to express appreciations as all negotiating groups were taken onboard in the concluded negotiations while reiterating that in democracy, the views of the stakeholders must reign supreme.
The NPCC meeting also decided since the issue of integration has been categorically ruled out by the Government of India, “we stand by Article 371A of the Indian Constitution and that no Act of Indian Parliament should make Article 371A redundant.”
‘Rejects divisive CAA’
On the Citizenship Amendment Act 2019, the NPCC reiterated to reject “this divisive CAA” in its present form as exempting Nagaland on the basis of Inner Line Permit (ILP) is nothing but a ploy to fool the people.
Stating that Nagaland and all other North East states are facing huge influx of illegal immigration that has already changed the demography of the region, the Congress party claimed that through the prism of NE states, CAA is to legitimize those left out of NRC in Assam while in the nation, CAA has made religion as the basis of nationhood which is in direct contravention of Article 14 of the Constitution.
“The proposed combination of CAA and NRC across the nation will deal a lethal blow to the secular fabric of the constitution and reduce other religious minorities and oppressed castes to total irrelevance and stateless beings,” it stated.
The meeting resolved to urge both the ruling PDA Government and opposition NPF to immediately pass a Resolution in Nagaland Legislative Assembly urging the Central Government for withdrawal of CAA 2019 and also express its opposition to implementation of NRC/NPR in the State “if they still have an iota of concern left for the people of Nagaland.” (Page News Service)