Ao Senden’s JCC, Angami Youth Organization (AYO) and Dimapur Naga Youth Front (DNYF) have come out sharply against the warning by NPF Central on some government employees, alleging that some of them were funding and taking part in the ongoing agitation as volunteers.
Ao Senden: JCC Ao Senden said it took serious note of the warning issued by NPF Central and instead cautioned NPF that “in the event any misfortune happens to any Ao citizens through the threat, the Aos will not remain silent and will initiate appropriate steps.” In a press note, JCC convenor A. Bendangnukshi Jamir and co-convenor N. Bendang Jamir reminded NPF that the present movement was a people’s movement to protect the rights of Nagas.
Even after three innocent lives were lost and many injured, JCC alleged that NPF was “still in their thirst for more blood and goes on to issue warnings to bonafide Nagas citizens for helping and joining in this movement.”
JCC said it considered this threat as an enemy of the Nagas and also pointed out that the battle today was not a political battle but a battle for the rights of every Naga citizen. JCC further advised those writers, “who have written such blasphemous words, to think about their own roots and origins first before writing such irresponsible statements”.
AYO: Angami Youth Organisation has also hit out at the NPF Central for threatening government servants of dire disciplinary action, on the claims that some of them were involved in the agitation. AYO president Neinguvotuo Krose and general secretary Kekhrie Pfukha in a press note said that the dubious stand was highly comical and ridiculous, assuming that they (NPF Central) are the government. Asserting that they were part of the people’s movement under the umbrella of the NTAC and JCC, AYO clarified that no government funds or contribution from any politician were made/utilized for the movement.
Asking NPF to able to differentiate between government funds and personal contribution, AYO said NPF should not to confuse a people’s movement with agitation of a few people. Failure on the part of the persons in the NPF Central to participate in the people’s movement only shows that they were anti-Naga and anti-democracy, it added.
Reacting to the accusation that NTAC and JCC were making the lives of the people miserable, AYO said it was very clear to the public who had been making the lives of the people miserable. “The people of Nagaland know who is responsible for non-payment of salaries, the PDS scam, the fuel adulteration scam, attempts to steal crude oil in Wokha, etc.,” AYO stated.
It further warned NPF Central office bearers and its other agencies, that if the party continues their personal attack any of its members and victimise any AYO member(s) or benefactors, AYO would “seek them out any day and retaliate to protect its members even after a solution is found to this social impasse.”
Meanwhile, AYO expressed gratitude to all organisations/individuals for steadfastly supporting the peoples’ movement morally, physically, materially, financially and most significantly through the Christian principle of prayer and fasting.
DNYF: Dimapur Naga Youth Front (DNYF) criticized NPF Central for trying to suppress government servants and allegedly locking up its legislators.
In a press note issued through its media cell, DNYF said since the government is “of the people, by the people and for the people”, it has asked NPF “to let the people decided for themselves rather than threatening.”
Accusing NPF central of being “fake and baseless”, DNYF asked the party to come out in the open during the bandh if they actually wanted to show their strength. It further said that DNYF would carry out “inspection” and initiate strong action against those bandh violators.
DNYF also acknowledged the sacrifices made by the Nagas and thanked all for their contribution towards the movement.