Reaffirming its stand on the Nagaland Liquor Total Prohibition (NLTP) Act, 1989, the Konyak Baptist Bumeinok Bangjüm (KBBB) on Tuesday asserted that it would along with the Konyak civil organizations continue to “fight tooth and nail” to keep the NLTP Act blanketed all over Nagaland.
KBBB executive secretary Rev. M. Chemyuh stated that the state government should not move to lift the Act because of the hue and cry raised by some section of the society. KBBB said that the state government must rather put stringent action upon those agencies that did not adhere to the law.
The Church stated that for Nagas NLTP Act was “not just a mere agreement on the paper”, but a covenant that was made with God by the churches under Nagaland Baptist Church Council. KBBB, therefore, appealed the state government “not to yield to the pressure” from any individual/group, because total prohibition Act was the outcome of many sacrifices made by “our Christian pioneers with their tears and fast unto death”, adding that thousands were ready to hit the street against lifting of the Act.
Despite limitations, as some always point fingers at the churches and NBCC, the KBBB said the Church would continue to “strive toward saving souls and shouldering our moral responsibility in the society.”