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NPF, orgs backs Feb 11 total Nagaland bandh


Dimapur, February 9: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has extended full support and cooperation to the total bandh on February 11 across the state called by the Nagaland GBs Federation (NGBF) to demonstrate the opposition against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016.
NPF President, Dr Shürhozelie Liezietsu has directed all the divisional presidents as well as party leaders to cooperate and actively participate with the bandh called by the NGBF in their respective places so that the bandh passes off peacefully and send clear message to the NDA Government at New Delhi that the Naga people in totality opposes the CAB.
The NPF also lambasted the statement made by the BJP general secretary, Ram Madhav that the NDA Government will place CAB in Rajya Sabha for approval in the ongoing session as a supplementary when the whole North East region is making hue and cry to scrap the Bill once and for all.
“However, the NDA is ready to go with the contentious Bill harming the interests of the northeast people,” it said.
The NPF claimed that hectic lobbying is taking place in Rajya Sabha to get the Bill passed but reminded that its Rajya Sabha MP, KG Kenye will vote against the Bill if it is placed in the house.
The NPF also asked the general Naga public not to succumb to any pressure but to be united in one voice and fight against the scraping of CAB and protect the indigenous people of the state as well as the Northeast region.
CNTC: The Central Nagaland Tribes Council has endorsed full support to the statewide bandh called by the Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) on February 11 in protest against the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB).
Reiterating its stand to fully support the decision taken on February 6 at a meeting at Hotel Saramati called by the NGBF, which was attended by various organizations, the CNTC directed its constituent units to enforce the bandh fully in their respective districts and jurisdiction for the success of the bandh.
NCD: The Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) has extended solidarity to the anti-CAB statewide bandh called by the NGBF and Naga civil societies and urged all to stand united against the Citizenship Amendment Bill 2016.
In a release, the NCD feared that CAB once voted into law, Northeast including Nagaland will become the dumping ground for illegal immigrants. “Northeast has always been plaguing with illegal immigrant issues and the passing of the bill will be an added burden to the already limited resources of the region,” it said.
The NCD also appealed to the State Government and the lone Rajya Sabha member to oppose the bill and vote against it.
The NCD also appealed to all tribal hoho/union president in Dimapur to take responsibility to implement the bandh peacefully in their respective colonies on February 11 from 6 am to 4 pm. (Page News Service)