DIMAPUR, April 6 - Nagaland Chief Minister Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu today stated that the Naga political problem is a human problem and it is high time for the Nagas to examine the problem in its entirety.
Without any ambiguity, Shurhozelie said the prolonged Naga political problem requires political approach as the Centre has taken a �bold step� under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Chief Minister was speaking at a civic reception accorded to him by Ungma villagers of Mokokchung district at Babu Tsubu amphitheatre, Ungma village today.
Looking at the present situation in the State where Nagas are divided, the Chief Minister said it is unfortunate to see too many factions among the Naga underground groups.
Calling for oneness among the Nagas, the CM said shouting will not bring unity, and therefore he called upon the people of the State to start unity at home, within the clan, village and different tribes.
He expressed deep dismay to see physical confrontation among Naga underground groups. �Yes, there may be differences in principle leading to harsh arguments but such differences should not lead to fight against each other.
�From now on we have to start a movement to bring unity among the Nagas to achieve the ultimate goal of bringing a solution to the protracted Naga political problem�.
During the civic reception, the Chief Minister on seeing hundreds of school students in their uniforms became a little emotional and called upon the people to think of our children saying that our children should not be allowed to suffer as we suffered during those turbulent decades.
Earlier, speaking during the inauguration of Science-cum-Administration building of Senayangba Government Higher Secondary School at Ungma village, the CM stressed that there is a need to have co-operation between administration, village councils and the educational institutions to bring about quality education, Dr Shurhozelie said. �When these three come together we can expect good fruits,� he stated.
Expressing his happiness to cover Mokokchung district in his first official tour as Chief Minister, he asked parents to let their children avail the facilities at their doorsteps rather than sending them to other parts of the country for education. He reiterated that children would get quality education through the cooperation shown by the parents towards the institution.
Noting that lack of coordination between higher and lower section in the educational institutions is a major concern which is a setback for education in the State, Shurhozelie said the Government has set up a special committee to study more about it, though it is not in favour of bifurcation.