Hajela has led the NRC exercise as state coordinator since 2013. Amid sustained criticism from the Assam government and the BJP, on October 18, the Supreme Court ordered Hajela’s inter-cadre transfer to Madhya Pradesh.
The government had signed a framework agreement with the NSCN(I-M) in August 2015, and another agreement with seven Naga armed outfits under the umbrella Naga National Political Groups in November 2017.
"Now, therefore, when the Government of India is prepared to make the final agreement with the NSCN on the basis of the Framework Agreement, all Nagas should also be equally prepared," the statement read.
In September, Mizoram’s apex and most influential students’ body, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), administered pledges to hundreds of students across the Christian-majority state not to marry outside the Mizo tribe.
Ramesh, while addressing a press conference in Guwahati after a six-member Congress delegation held meetings with party workers and leaders regarding critical issues facing the Northeast, said that in Assam, the NRC was “needed” and has a “historical legacy”.
The amendments came in the backdrop of demands for an ILP like regime in Meghalaya and concerns, expressed by civil society and political leaders including the chief minister Conrad Sangma, that people excluded from the NRC in Assam might try to enter Meghalaya.
Monday’s signing marks the beginning of the second phase APFBC project that aims to “reforest an additional 12,000 hectares of land, scale up efforts in biodiversity conservation and skill the members of 135 additional communities in different trades”.
The move comes in the backdrop of demands for an ILP-like regime and concerns by civil society and political leaders, including Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, that people excluded from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam might try to enter Meghalaya.
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The Centre had signed two agreements — one with the NSCN(I-M) in August 2015 and another with seven other armed Naga outfits under the banner of the Naga National Political Groups (NNPGs) in November 2017.
Nagaland Governor's statement comes at a time when the NSCN(I-M), the largest and most influential Naga group, is consistent with its demand for a separate Naga flag and constitution — but the government of India is not agreeing to it