Kohima, June 14 (NEx): The United Zeliangrong Youth Federation (UZYF) condemned the statement of the President of BJP Nagaland State Unit Temjen Imna Along, wherein he said “we know that, any solution that would come should be under the constitution of India and it should be under the Indian union. So anything that is good for the Naga people under the constitution of India should be pursued and should be done with”. It demanded Mr. Along to immediately withdraw and clarify his statement.
The federation in a press statement on June 14, 2021 said that the irresponsible statement has undermined the Naga people in its struggle towards a just future and proved that he doesn’t respect the sentiments and emotions of his people. The person who claims to represent his people failed to take cognizance the plight of its people, it added.
‘What is more damaging is that a person without moral integrity and who doesn’t know the political history of the Naga people seems to occupy a very important place in the state as President of BJP Nagaland state unit and Minister of Higher Education and Tribal Affairs’, the UZYF stated.
It reminded Mr. Imna Along to understand that the long-drawn Naga political issue is so dear to every Naga soul. However, he refused to take notice of the sacrifices made by the Naga people as a whole who had sacrificed their lives for the cause of the Naga nation. It added that the Nagas are divided today because of persons like Mr. Along who does not even hesitate to betray his own people for his own personal gain.
‘If the Naga political issue can be resolved within the constitution of India, why there is Armed struggle for more than 70 years and the peace negotiations? Why there is a need for cease-fire agreement and the signing of Framework Agreement? Why the 16-point Agreement and the infamous Shillong Accord of 1975 could not end the Naga Armed movement?’, the UZYF questioned.
The federation in it’s press statement demanded Mr. Along to immediately withdraw and clarify his statement in the larger interest of the Nagas and take time to study the history of the Nagas written by many renown historians to understand more about his identity and origin.