JCPI stated that its earlier representation submitted to Nagaland Chief Minister on March 19 had made it “crystal clear” that there can be only a single cut-off year for both ILP and RIIN, that is the December 1, 1963, the Statehood Day.
By Imna Longchar
With the March 31 deadline on the ordinance in order to promulgate the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) passed, Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) on Tuesday once again reminded the Nagaland government to acknowledge the representation which was submitted on March 19.
In the reminder note, jointly issued by JCPI Convener, and Secretary Atomi Swu, and Tia Longchar, respectively stated that its earlier representation submitted to Nagaland Chief Minister on March 19 this year had made it “crystal clear” that there can be only a single cut-off year for both ILP and RIIN, that is the 1st of December 1963, the Statehood Day, which is non-negotiable.
In this regard, JCPI has appealed to all tribal apex hohos to attend a consultative meeting for the next course of action as the government of Nagaland has not been “forthcoming” in its decision for which a convenient place, date, and time would be notified at the earliest.
Mentioning that “time has come for us to take a call and be ready to make sacrifices to realize the aspirations of the indigenous people of the State”, the JCPI through the note has extended its gratitude to the thousands of supporters and requested each of them to be prepared for any eventualities.
Further, JCPI reminded that it has launched a signature campaign since its March 19 peace rally for which it has also requested every indigenous citizen to extend their valuable support and mandate.
It may be pertinent to mention that in the last few weeks, the State Capital, Kohima, and the Commercial Hub, Dimapur, had witnessed a massive crowd comprising of both men and women who voiced their concern against the ILP/RIIN issues while many others expressing solidarity with the JCPI on the same issue.