Kohima: The Central Nagaland Students’ Association (CNSA) takes a jibe at the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) for serving a 15-day ultimatum to the state government using “other people and organisations who have no connection” with the state and “undermining the Nagas of Nagaland”.
This statement comes as a response to the 15-day ultimatum served by the Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) on February 22, where it demanded the state government to approve and implement the Nagaland Staff Selection Board (NSSB) policy; scrap all departmental exams; impose ban on direct recruitment to all group C posts which shall be requisitioned through open recruitment.
CNSA said that it was “pained and dismayed” over the “threat issued in the form of ultimatum” to the state government, adding that it undermines the “intelligentsia of the Nagas of Nagaland”. Seeking clarification from the NSF, it questioned as “to why NSF resorted to issue ultimatum to the government of Nagaland using other people and organisations who has no connection whatsoever undermining the Nagas of Nagaland”.
In a press statement, the CNSA also said that “the magnanimous nature of the people of Nagaland has been misconstrued by others for too long” and that in the “name of sovereignty and independence, the Nagas of Nagaland have been subjected to undergo many threats and intimidation both physically and psychologically for decades”.
“The moment has come for any informed people to read the writings on the wall that ‘the Cross border organisation is not feasible for a just growth of the Nagas.’ Thus the Naga Hoho and Naga Students’ Federation which was once considered a strong and vibrant organisation have got decimated and have become irrelevant to the society,” the statement read.
It may be noted that the ultimatum served by the NSF said that the resolution was adopted at the 2nd presidential meeting, considering the rampant backdoor appointment in all government departments.
The signatories of the ultimatum were the president/general secretary of: Ao Students’ Conference (AKM), Angami Students’ Union (ASU), All Zeliangrong Students’ Union (AZSU), Chakesang Students’ Union (CSU), Lotha Students’ Union (LSU), Lamkang Students’ Union, Mao Students’ union (MSU), Maram Students’ Union, Maring Students’ Union (MSU), Pochury Students’ Union (PSU), Rengma Students’ Union (RSU), All Sumi Students’ Union (SKK), All Naga Students’ Association Manipur (ANSAM), All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU), and Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU).