Monday, October 3, 2022

OSTD dismayed by accusations against Dr. Jamir

Ongpangkong Senso Telongjem Dimapur (OSTD) said it was deeply disturbed by the recent accusation and allegation against Dr SC Jamir, from Ongpangkong range, by NSCN (I-M) on the Naga political issue through local dailies and social media platforms.
OSTD president Imosong Imsong and general secretary Nungshimeren Kichu termed the episode as neither a healthy development nor a good sign about the road ahead for an honourable and acceptable solution.
At a time when Naga people desperately longed for a peaceful political solution, they declared that NSCN (I-M) putting the entire blame for the decades-long vexed Naga problem on Jamir was neither acceptable nor honourable to be taken so lightly.
Mentioning that every Naga was a stakeholder in the Naga issue, they asserted that a leader of the stature of Jamir, who was invited by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah, had every right to share his personal opinion on the issue. Hence, OSTD strongly supported and firmly stood by the May 22 statement of Ao Senden.
Condemns May 25 incident: OSTD also expressed pain over the tragic demise of Mapuienla Longkumer, from Ungma village, a student of St Joseph University, on May 25, while condemning the unknown reckless driver for the barbaric act and inhuman behaviour.
OSTD said the driver was responsible for the death of the young innocent soul, which should be condemned by all.
Urging the competent authority to expedite the process of investigation and apprehend the culprit immediately, they also extended their heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace and to grant justice.