Naga-Political Issue Deserves Reciprocal Response From Centre : Mizoram Sports Minister 

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The Mizoram Sports Minister – Robert Romawia Royte, claimed that the efforts made by Nagaland authorities headed by Chief Minister – Neiphiu Rio and different organizations to find an everlasting response to the Naga issue deserve a reciprocal response from the Centre.

Addressing the inaugural session of the All Naga School College Students’ Union (ANCSU) in Dimapur, Royte lauded the early political consciousness of Nagas.

He mentioned that the distinct tribal group commenced its political motion during the British Raj with a memorandum to the Simon Fee expressing their aspiration for independence.

The declaration of Naga independence got here day forward of India’s independence, he continued.

Citing the instance of Mizoram, Royte additionally emphasized innumerable advantages of peace within the state.

“Mizoram was one of the most disturbing states in the wake of the Mizo Nationwide Entrance (MNF)’s independence motion. However, after signing the Mizo Accord in 1986, Mizoram has emerged as the most peaceful state within the nation,” Royte mentioned.

He remarked that the “Naga political consciousness preceded all other political movements. The government of India should also respect the sentiments of forefathers of Nagas.”

The Mizoram Sports Minister congratulated the Nagaland U-17 football team for winning the prestigious Subroto Cup and added that this victory is a clear sign of the game’s potential in Nagaland.

He noted that Nagas have massive talents in archery, wrestling, football, etc., adding that winning Subroto Cup should serve as a wake-up call.

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