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Contain tribal issue in Nagaland: State BJP urges govt

Kohima: The Nagaland Unit of BJP has strongly urged the State Government to take immediate and appropriate steps to contain the Tuensang ‘tribal issue’ before the situation goes out of hand.
A party statement here said, in an emergency meeting held on Sunday, the BJP Nagaland stated that it has the ‘first-hand experience on how the people of Tuensang are suffering in the wake of the inter tribal violence.’
It urged the state government to depute the respective elected members to try and solve the issue amicably as soon as possible and condemned the sorry state of affairs and the deteriorating law and order situation.
“The Chief Minister and the Home Minister have to own the responsibility and act before it turned worse and may cause immense harm to the State as a whole,” it stated.
The BJP brought to fore the need for an inter tribe consultation in this regard. The involvement of various Hohos and civil organisations is required to stop the present existing tension in the area, it maintained.
“At least 1000 people or more of one particular tribe have left to the district headquarters from Tuensang due to the tension still existing in the area. Such a huge exodus of people from a population of about 5,000 to 6,000 in Tuensang town has serious repercussion and implication in various fields,” it said.
The interests and aspirations of a particular tribe in a constituency has been hampered,” it said. (UNI)

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