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Dimapur: The governor of Nagaland PB Acharya recently told Nagaland policemen posted in the country’s capital Delhi, to come forth and represent the state among people who do not get to explore its culture.

  • Governor Acharya met with officials of the Nagaland state police posted in Delhi at Nagaland House on February 10.
  • During the meeting, Police Commandant Neiba Newmai briefed the governor about the officials’ duties and current activities in Delhi who are ‘doing well in their duties and comfortable in their stay in Delhi.’
  • Newmai also informed about the 1,266 Nagaland policemen posted in the capital.
  • On behalf of the police officers and policemen in the region, he thanked the governor for giving them an opportunity to meet him and share their experiences.
  • Governor PB Acharya congratulated the officers and policeman for their ‘good performance in their duties’ at the capital, further stating that life was not only about engaging in duties associated with the uniform but that ‘in all activities we are the ambassadors of the state of Nagaland.’
  • The people of the mainland regions of the country do not get ample opportunities to visit Nagaland or the other northeast states; whereas the people of the northeast region come out of their states to pursue their studies, seek jobs and do businesses in all the major cities of the country.
  • Talking about responsibilities of policemen towards Nagaland, the governor said, ‘We need to take the responsibilities together to share about our state and the northeast people, culture, tourism and many more opportunities in the region to the people of our country.’
  • He said further that Nagaland House was the ‘welfare centre’ of the Naga people and that all the staffers of Nagaland House, and policemen, businessmen and students of Nagaland are representing their ‘sorrow and happiness’ of the life of the people before the country in Delhi. (Inputs from easternmirrornagaland.com, Image source: indiatrendingnow.com)

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Naga-inhabited Areas To Be Integrated By Nagaland Government

Nagaland govt supports integration of Naga-inhabited areas

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The integration of all contiguous Naga-inhabited areas to be set. Pixabay

Reiterating his support for integration of all contiguous Naga-inhabited areas, Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Thursday appealed to the neighbouring states of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur to recognise the democratic rights of the Naga people.

“I would also like to reiterate the longstanding desire of the Naga people for the integration of all the contiguous Naga-inhabited areas. We have always supported this just and democratic right of the Naga people,” Rio after unfurling the national flag here on Independence Day.

“We again make a fervent appeal to our neighbouring states and all concerned, to recognise the history, the yearning, and the democratic rights of the Nagas and in the truest traditions of mutual respect and understanding, pave the way for the physical integration of the contiguous areas inhabited by the Naga people,” he said.

Reiterating his government’s commitment to the Naga political issue, Rio claimed that it continues to occupy the highest place on the state government’s agenda.

“The Joint Legislators’ Forum (JLF), a body constituted of all the elected Members of the Nagaland Legislative Assembly on the Naga political issue, in its meeting on August 7 welcomed the appointment of R.N. Ravi as the Governor of Nagaland and expressed confidence that his appointment will further strengthen and expedite the political negotiations.”

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Reiterating his government’s commitment to the Naga political issue, Rio claimed that it continues to occupy the highest place on the state government’s agenda. Pixabay

The National Socialist Council of Nagalim Isak-Muivah (NSCN-IM), one of the main Naga militant groups had also said that the issue of integration of all Naga territories was an integral part of the ongoing political dialogue with the Centre.

The NSCN-IM has been in talks with the government since 1997 after the signing of a ceasefire agreement.

Ravi, the government interlocutor for the peace talks with various Naga insurgent groups including the NSCN-IM, was sworn in as Nagaland Governor on August 1.

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Noting that the peace talks have been going on for the last 22 years, Rio also appealed to all the negotiating parties with the government to come together, sit across the negotiating table and rise above differences and unite for the sake of the people.

“We must not let go of this golden opportunity as peace has eluded us for too long and now is the most opportune time to come together and expedite the political dialogue for an early, honourable and acceptable solution,” he said. (IANS)