Post Mortem

Countdown has begun

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 1/16/2020 11:40:46 AM IST

 Opposition of CAA continues to grab the limelight in the national media. Our neighbouring state Assam being the epicenter of one of the greatest national debate and agitation our country has ever witnessed since independence. 

By supporting the bill in the parliament, our Naga leaders have somehow missed the plot, thereby leaving us in bad taste as well as in grave danger. 

Like it or lump it, Assam is the big brother of the seven northeastern states. When Assam shakes, all the other north eastern states are bound to feel the shock. 

By declaring that ILP will save us from the large hordes of illegal immigrants who will eventually throng our shores,

Is just like placing our confidence on the barbed wires that are believed to protect us from the invading zombies that has already captured our neighbors yard. 

Once the social fabric of Assam is changed and the illegal immigrants turn Assam into another tripura, God save us, when the 'zombies' turn their attention towards us. Then we will realise, granting of ILP was just a cosmetic change.

ILP is very thin and has full of loopholes.

It can be misused when we take into consideration our consistent  knack of compromising  things especially when it involves money, power and fame. 

Having said all these, if there was one opportunity to show our solidarity to our 'big brother', this was the opportunity served in a golden platter which we mistook for something less worthwhile. Events like illegal immigrants taking up our place and changing the social fabric will slowly but surely take place. By supporting the CAA we have already triggered the time bomb. The countdown has begun. Martin Neilmoler, a German theologian and someone who opposed the Nazi regime, his words aptly sums up this case - "......First they came for the communist, but I did not speak out  - because I was not a communist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak for me."

Temsu Pongen, Dimapur 

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