Kohima, April 16 (NEx): The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) reiterated that the PDA govt must implement the Commission on RIIN Report with cut-off year as December 01, 1963 rather than engage in distractions and delaying tactics to prolong its stay in power.
Calling it a total sham for convening nother consultative meeting with various apex tribe organizations on Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN), the committee in a press release today, said that it represents the directionless objective of PDA govt that is unable to conclude and implement what it started off nearly two years ago when it constituted Commission on RIIN headed by Mrs Banuo Z Jamir.
The Congress committee said there is no reason for further delay in taking a decision on the report, since the Commission on RIIN during the course of its assigned work had carried out extensive consultations with various stakeholders of Nagaland to compile and complete its report that has already been submitted to the state govt.
Convening another consultative meeting on April 16th, 2021 after the Commission on RIIN had submitted its report is akin to putting the cart before the horse and is yet another attempt to delay and deny justice to the people of Nagaland, the NPCC said and added that PDA govt should not attempt to override the interest of the people by imposing ‘Cleverly Worded Resolution’ to shelve implementation of RIIN and tacitly shift responsibility on the stakeholders invited to the meeting.
Also, the Congress cautioned the stakeholders comprising of various tribe Hohos who are being invited to the meeting to be very careful of the govt’s intention and that they should not succumb to theatrics that will be rolled out.
The committee also alleged that the failure of PDA govt to even invite consensus from other political parties in the state on RIIN speaks volumes about their hidden agenda that is detrimental to the people of Nagaland and that PDA govt is prepared to appease and open floodgates for all outsiders to settle in Nagaland in its lust for power.
The press release also mentioned that the founding fathers of the state were farsighted enough to draw up protective systems for our people. Unfortunately, the present govt is already dismantling the very protective systems that have sustained our way of life and gave us unique identity as a state within the Indian Union. It also said that the interest of the people of Nagaland and its future generations cannot be bartered or sacrificed for the interest of PDA govt.