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Cong seeks prompt solution to Naga problem

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, June 14 - The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) today said that �implementation of solution� to the Naga problem has become even more urgent because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pandemic should not be the excuse to delay the implementation of political solution to the issue any longer, NPCC president K Therie said in a release.

Therie pointed out that over 20,000 educated and experienced youth were on their way back to the State after losing their jobs. He said they had ventured outside because there were no job opportunities in the State and they wanted to lead a peaceful life.

Therie opined that now the only option available before these decent and qualified youth is to join the political movement and become a �real force of challenge�.

�Because of division, there is little confusion which group to join. Moreover, external forces may gain a foothold if bigger numbers are available,� he said.

Therie said the BJP Government announced on August 3, 2015, that the Naga political issue has been resolved. Again on October 30, 2019, the government announced that the negotiations with all the factions have been concluded following which it declared that the stakeholders will be consulted, he recalled.

Therie added that almost all the civil societies were consulted and over 99 per cent have given their opinion �with no reservation or fear of what is acceptable and what is not�.

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