Observation of Rio’s statement on Naga integration


Original Source: The Imphal Free Press


I, the undersigned person, have the honour to state that I have read the relevant columns of news report which was published on the 29th May, 2011 in the esteemed daily English Newspaper- Imphal Free Press under the heading- “Rio officially launches his party Naga People’s Front in Manipur” in the first and fourth pages that it is expressed or reported by the Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio in a few sentences, as the words may be, that “the Nagas should be under an administrative Umbrella and should be emotionally, politically, socially and culturally integrated. Though to-day, we are facing problems for various technical problems, integration is our birthright, we are not against anybody but we want to survive as a people, we can to uphold our identity”.

In this regard, I have observed that Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio did express exaggerative words in respect of – “Nagas should be under an administrative Umbrella” and “integration is our birthright” or in other words, Nagaland Chief Minister did speak without observation or speculation of :-

1. Human rights should be protected by the Rule of Law;

2. All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights and they should act towards one another in an spirit of brotherhood;

3. Everyone is entitled to all rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political jurisdictional or internatioal status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, where it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty ;

4. Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law;

5. All are equal before law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law all are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and against any incitement to such discriminat.on;

6. Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law ;

7. The Universal declarationn of Human Rights may not be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or to perform an act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedom set forth in the full text of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted and proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 10, 1948 ;

8. In the exercise of his rights and freedoms, everyone shall be subject only to such limitations as are determined by law solely for the purpose of securing due recognition and respect for the rights and freedoms of others and of meeting the just requirements of morality, public order and the general welfare in a democratic society;

9. These rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations;

10. The General Assembly proclaims this Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations shall strieve to secure their universal and effective recognition and observance, both among the peoples of Members States themselves and among the peoples of territories under their jurisdiction ; and

11. Right to freedom regarding fundamental Rights in respect of all citizens shall have the right to freedom of speech and expression, but which nothing shall affect the operation of any existing law, or prevent the State from making any law, in so far as such law imposes reasonable restrictions on the exercise of the right to freedom of speech and expression in the interests of the sovereingnty and integrity of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign States, public orders, decency or morality or in relation to contempt of court, defamation or incitement to an offence of the Constitution of India, 1950.

Now-a-days, I have observed moreover a speculation for the reconstitution of a new Constituent Assembly subject to the restoration of its ertswhile Independent Dominion of India due to many constitutional failures of the constitutional machineries in India in the; near future if those known-constitutional failures are not amended or reformed as early all possible

Yours faithfully,
( Prof-Akham Biradhwaja Singh )
Director Cum Professor, Research Institute of Co-Operative Banking & Financial Studies
Achanbigei, P.O. Mantripukhri-795002, Imphal East District


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