Naga’s are under threat From Union Government
The Rising People’s Party (RPP) today said the federal government’s recent decision to terminate the Free Movement Rules (FMR) on the India-Myanmar border is “unfortunate and has angered the Naga people”.
FMR allows residents of the border between India and Myanmar to travel within 16 kilometers of each other’s territory without a visa.
Nagaland has a 215-km international border with Myanmar, according to the government border department. The borders are usually unfenced.
According to the RPP, in addition to the visa travel request, the government also wants to erect a security fence in the area.
“The Nagas are a very divided people and this idea will divide the Nagas. Therefore, all policies that seek to divide us must be opposed,” he said. Be it tribal races, be it Nagas or Zokukis.
The RPP said that various forms of FMR have been ongoing since the formation of Nagaland in 1963, respecting the wishes and opinions of the Naga people living in various regions of the country.
“This should be respected and supported, ” he promised. FMR.
RPP recalled that in 2017, the Myanmar government wanted to erect a fence on the international border near Pangsha in the Noklak region.
Therefore, the RPP said the NDPP-BJP coalition government in Nagaland should strongly oppose the passage of the FMR.
“If necessary, all 60 members should meet the Prime Minister or his Home Minister and convey the strong opinion of the Naga people that the construction of the fence should not be allowed at any time,” he added.
It is worth noting here that the PTI news agency on January 2 quoted the Head of State as saying that the FMR would end.
“We will end FMR on the India-Myanmar border and put up fences on all borders. The wall will be completed over the next four and a half years.
Chapter To prevent the misuse of the FMR, the program also aims to prevent the “proliferation” of illegal immigration and disrupt drug and gold smuggling networks. ” he added.