LPO flays government self declaration order to employees

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 7/31/2020 12:43:50 PM IST

Lotha Public Organization (LPO) has categorically flayed the recent office memorandum issued by the Home Department, Government of Nagaland directing all the administrative head to obtain information in a “Self-declaration” form from government employees regarding family members and relatives in underground organization. 

In a press release LPO through its publicity cell has denounced the usage of the term “Underground Organization” to refer the Naga national worker by the Raj Bhavan and the state government office and stated that such development is described as “malevolent exercise”.

LPO maintained that every population of Naga by birth is a freedom fighter because the Naga has antecedents of freedom fighter directly or indirectly interlinked from their forefathers which is an indisputable fact. Therefore, asking the Nagas to obtain information in self-declaration regarding family members and relatives in underground organization is nothing but a desperate attempt to hector Naga freedom into capitulation, it added. LPO stated that at no point of time such convention has been practiced in the political spectrum directing the government employees to sign a declaration about the involvement of their relatives in the freedom struggle. It asserted that after more than 70 years of political struggle and 23 years of ceasefire agreement when the whole Naga highly anticipated for the fruitful final political settlement to the protracted Indo-Naga political issue, enforcing such draconian order to the Naga people is a total betrayal of the long struggle of the Naga for self determination by the mighty Indian.

“The Naga national movement has foothold in the international arena. Subverting the Naga political issue at their whims and fancy from the Raj Bhavan and GON is ambivalent towards Nagas by their belligerent attitude”, it stated. LPO reminded that the Nagas have also numerous supporting countries and maintained a standard relationship within and abroad through many aspects. Therefore, patronizing the Nagas in a condescending manner and menacing the sovereignty of the Nagas will not be a desired ending. LPO further appealed to the interlocutor, Government of India to assiduously cynosure into the talk assigned by the Prime Minister of India and corroborate that a negotiated final settlement to the long Naga political talk was brought into a logical conclusion without further delay.

LPO called upon all the Naga IAS/IPS/NCS/NPS and other officers not to budge their forefathers’ sacrifices for the nation but to speak out the rights of the Nagas and become an agent of torch bearers to bridge the gap between the Indo-Naga political issues instead of keeping as a rubberneck. LPO also further appealed to all the Naga civil societies/organization to vociferously condemn such diabolical order with one accord as it was unequivocal threat to the sovereign rights of the Nagas.



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