NGBF asks Lotha orgs to withdraw PIL on oil issue

DIMAPUR, JUNE 2 (MExN): The Nagaland GB Federation (NGBF) undertook a “goodwill mission” to Wokha and held meeting with the Lotha Hoho, Lotha Eloe Hoho, Wokha GB Association, Lotha Students’ Union, Lotha Youth Hoho, ACUAT, Team Metamorphosis, Wokha chamber of commerce and senior citizen.


During the meeting, the house discussed the issue of oil extraction imbroglio with the Nagaland State Government, which is now sub-judice in the Court.


Shikuto Zalipu, General Secretary, read out the appeal letter of the NGBF requesting to withdraw the PIL filed against the State by Lotha Hoho “for the interest of all the Nagas.” The NGBF suggested settling the issue amicably under Naga Customary Law.


“The Article 371 (A) of Indian constitution empowered us to take decisions even on our Land and its resources. But taking our grievances to the Court and ignoring our rich Customary Law might bring adverse consequences in near future which may affects the entire Nagas,” said a press note from the NGBF.


It therefore appealed to the Lotha Hoho to look into the matter with concern, and “for the greater interest of Nagas, withdraw the case and NGBF also offer intervention while negotiating with any concerned parties for impartial judgments.”