JCC and NTAC, Kohima have issued rejoinder in reiteration of the previous clarification as apparently being still required by the Media & Press Bureau, NPF in their way of continuing to “harping the same tune when it is about time they already sing the swan song for TR Zeliang.”
NTAC through its media cell said that under the prevailing circumstance it was irrefutable that the media & press bureau, NPF had no more technique or weapon left to defend the mainstay of TR Zeliang clinging on to his position but “cook up and resort” as to blame “some few individuals posing as volunteers of JCC and NTAC” or that “government servants are funding the agitation.”
The manner of mudslinging the employees only symbolized “disproportionate underdone of intimidation, bereft of sensibility and out of shape for a civilised society.”
Media cell also reiterated that JCC was formed to pursue the possibility of postponement of ULB elections since the tribal bodies were opposed to go ahead with the existing Nagaland Municipal Act, 2001, which it found to be detrimental to social and customary practice of the Nagas. Further, the NTAC said it was formed by the tribal bodies to respond to the imminent impending danger of more bloodshed emerging out of the killing and bringing the two dead bodies to Kohima. It said that the Nagas as much as they valued human lives came out strongly against the armed personnel gunning down of two unarmed innocent Naga youths. It also pointed out that “this grim incident” was followed by the death of another youth in Longkhim in connection with the conduct of ULB election in Nagaland.
NTAC said the demand made by the people now was that TR Zeliang should own moral responsibility and must step down from the chair of the chief minister of Nagaland, which it added was in no manner neither his private property nor of the NPF.
NTAC said media & press bureau of NPF as political as it may be, could do better to realise its political stand point and refrain to brickbat the strength and intellect of the mass-based people’s movement in which the whole great lot of the people of Nagaland were partakers irrespective of age, status, profession and tribe.