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On ENPO demand for separate state
Published on 6 Jan. 2011 5:20 PM IST
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Hitherto little known organisation styled “government of people’s sovereign republic of Freeland– (GPSRF)” expressed happiness over “the positive response from the government of India”.
In a statement released Wednesday, the GPSRF president Y. Ngaku Chang claimed that the demand (for separate state) was forwarded to the government by it on November 2 last year comprising of “united six tribes” for redeclaration of “sovereign Freeland Tuensang”.
AKM appeals
Ao Student’s Conference (AKM) Wednesday expressed shock over the recent declaration of the Eastern Nagaland People’s Organisation (ENPO), demanding for a separate state for eastern Nagas.
While stating that it felt “Eastern sector” had genuine reasons for discontentment, AKM, in a statement issued by its president S. Bendang Aier and general secretary Tongpang Ozukum, urged ENPO to reconsider its demands and find a way to thrash out differences, if any, with any community, groups or the government.
AKM stated it was “very unfortunate” that such a declaration had to come during a crucial time when the government of India and NSCN (I-M) were having “political dialogue” for amicable solution to the “vexed Indo-Naga political problems”, and on the other hand, Nagas, irrespective of different political boundaries, division and factionalism were trying to come to mutual acceptance and unity.
It opined that further division of the Nagas would “undermine hard-earned steps for political settlement with the GOI and also the process of unity among the Naga brethren.”
Meanwhile, AKM also called upon the Eastern Nagaland Students’ Federation to play a forward role in “the ongoing process of the Naga unity,” stating that, together, as students’ bodies, they could work for the future of the Nagas.
BJP blasts DAN govt
Nagaland BJP unit today blasted DAN government over its alleged failure in doing all development affairs while turning the state into “another chaotic stage.”
“The people of Nagaland have lost all confidence where the ruling ministers are enjoying undue advantage,” the state BJP’s general secretary (admn) Yambos Murry said, in a statement, and pointed out that there was no cohesiveness amongst the ministers in the ruling government.
Asserting that state chief minister was surrounded by corrupt ministers, the BJP unit said chief minister has lost control of his ministers.
Shifting its focus on ENPO’s demand for separate state, the BJP unit said ENPO’s demand was “not just simple reason” and that DAN government can not ignore the organisation’s resentment but needed to study thoroughly before it was too late.
According to state BJP, the legislators, representing four districts, were solely responsible for “such ridged demand for separate state.”
In another statement, the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) Nagaland unit expressed unhappiness over the ruling government, saying the government should focus on road development of eastern Nagaland.
“The prime agenda of any government is to work for the growth and progress of the people, especially the backwards,” the Morcha secretary in charge Mathew K. Janger said.
He said that eastern Nagaland has always been treated as “step child” by the various governments of Nagaland irrespective of political identities.
The BJYM, hence, appealed to the government, elected members of eastern Nagaland to focus on road development and connectivity so that people in those backward districts could come forward and join the rest of the region.

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