Hundreds of people took to the streets of Dimapur, Nagaland on Friday to demand a quick solution to the Naga peace settlement.
The Nagaland People’s Action Committee (NPAC), which led the protests, submitted a memorandum addressed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to local authorities and demanded a speedy solution to the “Naga political issue without further delay”.
The memorandum, sent through Nagaland Governor Jagdish Mukhi, says the state is in the 25th year of political negotiations between the Union government and Naga negotiators.
“The whole process had a huge impact on the whole governance system,” the memorandum says. “The unresolved political problem has heralded an unimaginable cycle of corruption at all levels, crippling public health care, education and overall infrastructure development which is crumbling for obvious reasons, to say the least. we can say,” he said.
“In the name of political issues, threats and intimidation have stifled the growth of a society perceived as naga, which you (PM) have assured will be vibrant,” the memorandum continues.
The memorandum further states that the delay in the Naga peace process has led to unemployment and corruption in the state.
Various Naga organizations and civil society bodies participated in or supported the public rally.