PRESS STATEMENT, the 25th March, 2023: Objection to ULB election on the 16th May, 2023


Ministry of Information and Publicity

Press Statement

Oking, the 25th March, 2023


Objection to ULB election on the 16th May, 2023

The Nagas have a history and it is the defence of the Naga history that the Naga political struggle started and it is the recognition of the Naga political issue that the 1997 Indo-Naga Ceasefire was signed between the Government of India and the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (NSCN) to pave the way for political dialogue. It takes blood, sweat and tears to keep the political struggle going to defend the political identity as given by God.

What it takes to give historical importance to the 16th May? After the declaration of the Naga independence on the 14th August, 1947, the Naga Plebiscite was held on the 16th May, 1951 to reaffirm the sovereign will and aspiration of the Nagas as declared on the 14th August, 1947 to live as a free and a sovereign nation as ever. This is an irrevocable solemn vow that defines the Naga people’s political identity as a nation.

Thus, the notification by the state election commission, Nagaland, to conduct the ULB election on the 16th May, 2023, is an affront to the Naga national sentiment. Such a historic and auspicious day that made the Naga history so unique and revered should not be buried to fulfil local electoral process.