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Dr.Jamir’s plea for Naga unity
Dimapur, Apr 21 (NPN):
Published on 22 Apr. 2011 12:53 AM IST
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Veteran Naga politician, Dr. SC Jamir began his election campaign by making a fervent appeal to the citizens of Nagaland and electorate of 26 Aonglenden Assembly Constituency to carefully consider some of the crucial and critical issues prevailing in Naga society.
Jamir said he spoke as one of the senior citizens of Nagaland with 50 years of public life and also as a pioneer of the state of Nagaland during which he witnessed decades of conflicts among Nagas which brought untold miseries and hardships to the common people and divisions within Naga society itself.
He said , “we cannot blame others for this and we cannot deny that Naga society lies mortally wounded because of its own follies.”
He said “the spectacle of Naga society today is one of utter disillusionment frustration, confusion and suspicion among the people” and lamented the fate that has befallen Nagas. He blamed it all on gun culture which he said had created deep fear psychosis among Nagas and in the process, destroyed the inherent Naga qualities of honesty , straightforwardness, courage and bravery.
He asked , whether Nagas can continue to allow their society to be exploited by gun culture and their basic values devastated by fear? It was a question that no Naga can run away from, he said.
Expressing firm belief that only through collective wisdom, indomitable courage and spirit of the Nagas could the phenomenon of fear and exploitation be eliminated to restore the old glory of Naga society based on love, peace, honesty and harmony.
He called upon the Naga leaders to shun negativism and put their heads together to explore all positive avenues to redeem the people from their present predicament. Saying that the time was ripe for such a venture, Jamir said he stood committed to be a humble player in this challenging task before the Nagas.
He opined that the current quest for unity, peace and reconciliation have become a day-to-day language due to missing attributes in Naga society. Though many organizations have contributed much, yet solution remained elusive, he said. Jamir cautioned that further delay in resolving the Naga political problem would further complicate the issue and thereby plunge the state into another political turmoil to a different and more dangerous dimension. He said such a scenario needed to be prevented at all cost.
Jamir said political leaders in particular, who recognize the problem, should sink their differences for the common cause of the people of Nagaland through peace, unity and understanding among different sections of the Naga community. “In this sacred calling, I offer myself to be one of the humble instruments and dedicate myself for the cause” he said.
He also said the 60 elected members of the Nagaland Assembly, who are mandated by their people, should resolve to work as one, with one voice for the common cause. Since legislators can be the role models for uniting all sections of the Nagas , Jamir said he humbly offered himself for serving the Naga community at large. Recollecting his past he said “the life which I am living is not mine. I am new SC Jamir. God gave me a new life and I want to serve the people with this new life.” Dr. SC Jamir commenced his election campaign Thursday evening, visiting Kubza village where the people accorded him a rousing reception.

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