‘Students and youths are the real stakeholders of Naga political issue’

‘Students and youths are the real stakeholders of Naga political issue’
NSF President Kesosul Christopher Ltu speaking at the CSU conference on January 17. (Morung Photo)


Our Correspondent
Kohima | January 18


Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) President Kesosul Christopher Ltu on Wednesday said that as student leader when he spoke about the Indo-Naga political issue or Naga issue he got so many mixed opinions saying that “Students should not involve in the Naga political issue.”


Sharing greetings at the 70th general conference of the Chakhesang Students’ Union (CSU) coinciding with golden jubilee celebration of Kütsapo Students’ Union at Kütsapo under Phek district on January 17 last, he said the Indo-Naga peace process vis-à-vis the political dialogue that is going on between the GoI and Naga negotiators from the Naga political groups “is going to determine our tomorrow.”


“So when we talk of the future, are the students and youths not the future?” Ltu questioned.


We are the real stakeholders, he insisted adding, the youth must have their say.


In this, the NSF President appealed the students and youths to collectively and constructively contribute towards the Naga political issue “because this is our future, this is our tomorrow.”


Ltu also appealed one and all to positively participate in the forthcoming mass rally being organized by NSF on January 23 in Kohima.


Touching on illegal immigrants and unemployment issues, he said such issues will remain until and unless the youth and the younger generation are ready to embrace work culture and dignity of labour.


“If our economy is controlled by outsiders, even if we run the administration of the state our future will be bleak,” he maintained while stating that control over of the economy by outsiders is one of the biggest threats we are facing today.


Touching on social media, he said that the frustration and desperation of our youth have led us to think beyond the box.


“Whether it be Facebook, Whatsapp or Twitter, anything that is constructive is welcome. Anything that is helpful for our people is welcome but our approach is always destructive,” he rued and urged upon the CSU to be re-oriented on this issue as well in its 70th general conference.