DIMAPUR, OCTOBER 3 (MExN): The Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has questioned the silence of the Nagaland State Chief Minister and his legislators on the “burning issue of illegal immigrants in the state which has now already reached an alarming proportion.”
A press note from the CNTC asked, given that there is a clear directive given to the states by the central government and the Ministry of Home Affairs instructing to deport all illegal immigrants in the states, “why the state government remains passive and is still doing nothing on the very serious issue.”
It further asked the State Home Minister as to “what steps and directives has he taken on the latest Rohingya refugees entering the state as there have been reports they are already in Dimapur and Kohima.”
“Though our other neighbouring states have stepped up their vigil across their borders and all their enforcement agencies are high on alert our state government is still insensitive and indifferent on such a serious issue,” the CNTC stated.
The CNTC meanwhile appealed to all tribal hohos and organisations of the state “not to remain a mute spectator anymore but join hands in curbing this danger as time is already running out for us.” It meanwhile expressed support to the Western Sumi Hoho’s demand of installing the Inner-Line Permit (ILP) check-gate to its earlier original place.