Nagaland

First day of indefinite agitation called by the ENSF passes peacefully: 11 vehicles seized

First day of indefinite agitation called by the ENSF passes peacefully: 11 vehicles seized today
(Indefinite agitation by ENSF starting today November 30, 2020)

Kohima, November 30 (NEx): The first day of the proposed democratic indefinite agitation called by the Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF) passed off peacefully and
successfully, while 11 vehicles were seized today.

A press release from the ENSF said that the ban on restriction of movement of government registered vehicles by the six federating units at respective head quarters passed off peacefully and also all the volunteers followed all Covid-19 SOPs.

The federation stated that altogether eleven (11) vehicles were seized for not respecting the directives issued by the federation and that the seized vehicles will be released only when their demands are fulfilled.

The federation further extended their gratitude to the six federating units for their continued support and cooperation in all the endeavours being undertaken by the federation and also to the Eastern brethren for expressing solidarity with the cause.

While the federation directed all the six federating units that the 2nd Phase of indefinite democratic agitation will begin by Boycotting of 58th Statehood Day Celebration by restricting all relating activities and not allowing flag hosting in all of Eastern Nagaland, it also said that the ENSF will boycott the Virtual Hornbill Festival Celebration 2020 which will commence from tomorrow December 01, 2020 coinciding with the statehood day.

Earlier on November 18, 2020, the ENSF served seven days ultimatum to the State government to fulfill its demands in regards to the Nagaland Staff Selection Board, which went unheeded and the Federation called for an indefinite democratic protest from November 30, 2020.

Following this a meeting called by the Chief Secretary office on November 28, 2020, with the ENSF officials ended inconclusive and the federation decided to go ahead with the indefinite democratic protest.