Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) would be organizing a protest rally in Zunheboto town on September 9, hosted by Sumi Hoho, “to apprise the general public on the evil effects of Nagaland Special Development Zone (NSDZ) and Rongmei tribe recognition.”

In a press release, NTC media cell said it was utterly surprised by the adamant attitude of the state government to carry out “the anti-people decisions despite several organizations, intellectuals and stake-holders expressing their outright rejection on NSDZ and Rongmei tribe recognition”.
Stating that its representations had gone into deaf ear, NTC pointed out that the state government’s “determination to override the legitimate voice of the people” was most unfortunate.

In this regard, NTC appealed to all citizens of Nagaland “to register its voices and take hold of its own destiny and fight against all sorts of vested interest and hidden agendas and guide the established government to a desired direction”.

NTC further said that it would persistently continue to pursue the two unpopular issues till the rights, privileges and protective laws are restored and uphold the desire and wishes of the people.On September 4, NTC had deplored the attitude of the state government for allegedly removing posters put up by council volunteers in several districts of the state. NTC had informed that the council launched the poster campaign as a democratic means of reaching out to the people to disseminate information about what was happening in the state. (Nagaland Post)