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Thousands join walkathon in Nagaland for separate state

A statement from ENSF said the event was held in six districts of Nagaland -- Mon, Tuensang, Kiphire, Longleng, Noklak and Shamator by its seven tribal federating units along with the people of their areas.

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Kohima: Thousands of people from six districts of Nagaland have joined the Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF) sponsored walkathon, demanding a separate ‘Frontier Nagaland’ state within Nagaland.

A statement from ENSF said the event was held in six districts of Nagaland — Mon, Tuensang, Kiphire, Longleng, Noklak and Shamator by its seven tribal federating units along with the people of their areas.

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The release said that in each location, representatives of the ENSF and the federating units read out a statement on ‘Frontier Nagaland’ to create mass awareness on the subject. 

They highlighted how the region faced and continues to face “step-motherly treatment” in terms of fund allocation and representation in the Nagaland Assembly. 

The statement highlighted that the statistics for employment of Eastern Nagaland people in the government sector stood at 18 per cent after the implementation of the reservation policy and without any infrastructural development.

The statement said a five-point memorandum was submitted to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to immediately and proactively look into the demand for a separate ‘Frontier Nagaland’ state. 

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