NPF urges Centre to revoke extension of Disturbed Area Act in Nagaland

Imposition of the Act only shows the insincerity on the part of the Central government, Naga People's Party said on Saturday.


The Naga People’s Front (NPF) on Saturday expressed its resentment over the government order of extension of the Disturbed Area Act to the whole of Nagaland for another six months and urged the Central government to reconsider its stand and revoke the Act. 

"During this crucial period of negotiation and talks to the vexed Naga political problem and when the Naga public is seriously hoping for the final solution, the Central Government order has come as a shock as to how much the Central Government is keen and sincere in bringing the Naga issue to conclusion," the NPF said in a press release.

It then said that, with the government assertion to conclude the Naga peace process, the Naga people are hopeful for a positive result but yet again, the Central Government declaring the whole of Nagaland state as disturbed area is totally uncalled for.

The NPF then reminded the Central Government that imposition of the Act only shows the insincerity on the part of the Central Government.
"Therefore, the NPF strongly urges upon the Central Government to reconsider its stand and revoke the Act and exhibit its sincerity and expedite for a speedy conclusion to the vexed Naga political problem," the NPF said.
First Published:Jan. 2, 2021, 9:25 p.m.

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