Kohima, March 7 (MTNews): As India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kohima to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new government of Nagaland state today, the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) organized peaceful demonstrations at strategic locations in the state capital demanding early solution to the Indo-Naga political issue.
NSF General Secretary, Süpüni Ng Philo said that the “symbolic demonstrations” were held at three strategic locations – Old MlA Junction, Phoolbari and NSF Martyrs Park – “just in front of where the swearing-in ceremony was taking place.”
He said that the demonstrations were held to demand the central government to be serious and show utmost sincerity in their approach towards ensuring that an Inclusive, honorable and acceptable solution to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue is brought about at the earliest.
Philo also said that the demonstrations were also held to remind the newly elected representatives of the people to be mindful of the aspirations of the Naga people and “put in more serious efforts as facilitators and not use the genuine and legitimate Naga Political issue as a mere political gambit.”
“The demonstrations were also to openly tell the Naga negotiators that the Naga youths and student community are yearning for lasting peace across the Naga homeland and that the generations which will inherit the solution shall no longer tolerate the division within themselves,” the NSF general secretary also said.
The demonstrations were held with the active participation and support of the federating units and subordinate bodies, he added.
‘Modiji Keep Your Word’, ‘Nagas want inclusive, honourable and acceptable solution’, ‘Occupation of Naga homeland is illegal’, and ‘Stop India’s duplicity – Immediately remove India’s occupational forces’ read some of the placards and banners held by the protestors.