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KOHIMA, Jan 10 (NEPS): The entire citizens of Chuchuyimlang have condemned and also rejected the “quit notice” ultimatum served to Minister for National Highways, Nuklutoshi, by Ao Seden.
It may be mentioned that, the Ao Senden, an apex body of the Aos, on Monday served a quit notice to Minister for National Highways, Nuklotoshi from Ao territory with immediate effect. The Ao Senden in its declaration did not specify in particular the action (s) of the Minister that warranted his exclusion from the Ao territory.
In a letter addressed to the Ao Senden by Riongsanger Putu Tatar Salang (Village Council), it said the Chuchuyimlang Senso Mongdang (Citizens Assembly) and Riongsanger Putu Tatar Salang passed 6 Resolutions after detailed deliberations of the Ao Senden’s “quit notice” served to one of their bona-fide citizen, Nuklutoshi.
They demanded from the Ao Senden within three days from the issue of the letter, the reason basing on which the “ultimatum was issued to our esteemed citizen.”
It said, “Till a convincing response is received from Ao Senden, Chuchuyimlang Village and its citizens will remain disassociated from Ao Senden. During that course of time, no citizen of Chuchuyimlang Village will participate in any activity of Ao Senden.”
They also warned that till a settlement on the issue is arrived at, if any untoward incident takes place involving their “respected citizen, Nuklutoshi, the entire responsibility will rest with Ao Senden.”
They also resolved that till an “acceptable response is received from Ao Senden,” Nuklutoshi would not leave Ao territory. “Chuchuyimlang Senso Mongdang and Riongsanger Putu Tatar Salang will continue to pursue the matter till its logical conclusion,” the resolution said.
Meanwhile, the State Cabinet expressed serious concern on the Resolution of the Ao Senden. CMO, in a statement issued on Tuesday, said the Cabinet expressed deep concern on the contents of the Resolution wherein “Nuklutoshi, an Hon’ble Member of the Cabinet was threatened and served with a quit notice from Ao territory using un-parliamentary language like ‘so-called Minister.”
“It must be understood that a Minister is a duly elected Member of the Legislative Assembly by the electorate and has taken oath under the Constitution of India. The contents of the Resolution do not behove an apex tribal organization,” the CMP release said.