The NPF press and information cell (P&IC) in a statement expressed shock and condemned the order issued by Rajya Sabha MP, K.G. Kenye (on behalf of Dr. Shürhozelie Liezutsu) on September 12, to the chief secretary, commissioner, deputy commissioner, Dimapur, Chief Electoral Officer, Commissioner of Police and NPF president Neiphiu Rio purportedly informing them about cancelling the September 20 extra ordinary General Convention of the NPF called by its president Neiphiu Rio in Dimapur.
P&IC said that though it was a good effort on the part of Dr. Liezietsu and party to plead before the High Court to restrain the NPF from organizing the said General Convention, “the powerful misleading and misinterpretation of the High Court’s Order simply amuses entire citizens.”
P&IC said it was uncalled for and unfortunate that Kenye had issued an order to the government servants as though they were a party to the case. “The High Court did not issue the order to the DC Dimapur to cancel the permission which was granted for the said convention, but to maintain status quo, meaning, no party interferes in the affairs of the other party,” P&IC stated.
Pointing out the concluding para of the court’s order that read as-- “In the meanwhile, status quo as on today shall be maintained by the parties”, P&IC said that the particular line itself explained the very existence of two parties/entities and the gravity of the petition, which was filed on the August 24.
Issuing such order and taking the entire Naga people with a blatant lie and misinterpreting the Court order itself would attract the long arms of the law, it said.
P&IC further said that the NPF was convinced that the High Court would take cognizance of how learned K.G. Kenye could fool the common people.
Therefore, NPF P&IC said it condemned such cheap and misleading order issued by Kenye and demanded that the “misinterpreted order” issued to NPF president Neiphiu Rio be withdrawn, with an apology in an orderly manner.
Meanwhile, P&IC said that NPF family led by Neiphiu Rio would patiently wait for the matter to be disposed off like all their previous petitions.
Source: Nagaland Post