Centre ‘insensitive’ towards indigenous people of NE: UCFNEI

GUWAHATI, Feb 4: The United Christian Forum of North East India (UCFNEI) has expressed deep anguish at the alleged “insensitivity” of the ruling dispensation at the Centre to the “growing unrest” and “anxieties” of the indigenous people of the NE region.
In a meeting here on 1 February, the forum discussed at length “the growing unrest, fear and anxiety expressed by all sections of citizens across the seven states of the region at decisions being made by the ruling dispensation that will seriously affect the destiny of Northeast India,” said a UCFNEI release on Monday.
The church leaders cutting across all church denominations in the Northeast expressed deep anguish and pain at the “total unconcern and insensitivity of the decision-makers at the Centre to the anxieties of the indigenous people of the Northeast, whose future stands threatened,” said the release issued by UCFNEI spokesperson Allen Brooks.
“It is all the more shocking when major decisions are made in the country based only on religious affiliation, thus compromising the secular identity of the nation,” it said.
“The church leaders while expressing their solidarity with the people, appealed to the government of India to reconsider its decision and adhere to the democratic voices of its citizens,” the release added. (PTI)