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Nagaland Public Action Committee formed to press for lasting political solution

NPAC convener Theja Therie addressing media persons on Thursday at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur

Public rallies are being planned across the state where the people would come together to give a clear message to the government of India that “enough is enough” and Nagas want political solution as “promised”.

By Imna Longchar, TFM Nagaland Correspondent

The recently formed Nagaland Public Action Committee (NPAC) convener, Theja Therie, on Thursday said that the protracted Naga political peace process should be logically concluded so as to bring about a lasting solution for the people.
Addressing media persons at Hotel Saramati, Dimapur, after a meeting attended by representatives from 48 Dimapur based civil society organizations including non Nagas, which was initiated under the umbrella of Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF), Theja highlighted that NPAC was formed on June 21 this year to give a platform on discussing the best way forward for the Naga political issue.
He said that the June 21 meeting was attended by around 27 civil body organizations and tribal bodies. It was collectively decided that there was the need to hear the hear the people’s voice on Naga political solution.

Theja informed that Thursday’s NPAC meeting was attended by around 48 civil organizations from within Dimapur and its adjoining areas including representative from recently created Niuland district.
“Nagas have travelled through a very sorry stage and a very dark phase in human history. They have walked long way and now we are tired and worried”, said Theja while stating that the Nagas have confidence, hope and believes on the word of God which says that “when human fails physically, we turn to God as He will not fail us and when God arise, everything will arise together”.
Public rallies are being planned across the state where the people would come together and give a clear message to the government of India that “enough is enough” and Nagas wants political solution as “promised”, said Theja. He added that since the government of India has started the peace process, they should conclude it logically and give the Nagas the solution which they have been talking about.  He later informed that on the day of the proposed rally on August 5, a representation will be submitted to prime minister of India as “people’s voice, desire and aspirations”.

On CCNPI: On the role of the Core Committee on Naga Political Issue, the NPAC convener said that if they so desire to bring early solution, NPAC have complete faith in them that they could facilitate bring-forth the solution which the Naga people have been waiting for.
For these he said that definitely it would be only possible if they give their sincere efforts in bringing the solution.
It may be mentioned that NPAC is not an organization nor a grassroots level organization but a committee with a specific objective to carry the voice of the people and also to express and reflect that opinion to the people in “authority” so that they would listen to the voice of the people.
Meanwhile, Thursday’s NPAC meeting attended by representatives from tribal hohos, Dimapur based civil organizations, non- Naga community, business associations formed a local committee for the successful conduct of the proposed August 5 public rally
at Super Market, Dimapur, with presidents- Naga Council Dimapur, Western Sumi hoho, Ao Senso Telongjem, Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of commerce and Industry (CNCCI), Dimapur Urban Council Chairmen Federation (DUCCF), Private Bus Association (PBA), Muslim Council Dimapur (MCD), Niuland GB Association (NGBA), Chumoukedima GB Association (CGBA), DNSU, Dimapur Naga Women Hoho (DNWH), Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF), Dimapur District GB Association (DDGBA), Dimapur Auto Driver Union (DADU), and Akhu Gangmei Naga as member secretary.
The NPAC further appealed to all the citizens of Dimapur and neighbouring districts to support the call for peace and Solution to the Naga political issue and participate in the proposed rally to voice its desire and wishes.

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