The Nagaland BJP chief was addressing a public rally at Mokokchung on Wednesday. Credit: File image 

Kohima: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state president Temjen Imna Along Longkumer has demanded the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Nagaland “to safeguard the Naga people and to strengthen the roots of the tradition and cultural beliefs and practices against any infringement”.

Longkumer was ddressing a valedictory function of the 6th Longpok Semchir Telongjem Mungdang in Mokokchung on Wednesday.

Commenting on the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, he said: “Safeguarding the traditional and cultural identity in the midst of any Bill is more important because it is the best way to be identified.

In his address, Longkumer said that in the current Naga context there is a tremendous clash between the traditional and modern culture where the young generations are confused.

He also lamented that the rich cultural heritage left behind by our forefathers is rapidly disappearing and many youngsters do not know about their cultural background as “globalisation has captured the entire world”.

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