Kohima, Oct 1 (UNI) The IAS Officers' Association of Nagaland has requested the NSCN-IM to withdraw their declaration of Steering Committee and the council of kilonsers, terming one of the member of the Association as ''anti-people and anti-national''.
The joint council meeting of the NSCN-IM Steering Committee and the council of ministers declared on September 25 that state Principal Secretary of Industries and Commerce Alemtemshi Jamir, who is also the Agriculture Production Commissioner, was ''anti-people'' and ''anti-national''.
The NSCN-IM also alleged that he was involved in the writing of a booklet ''Bedrock of Naga Society'', which was owned by Goa Governor and former Nagaland chief minister S C Jamir.
IAS Officers' Association president Lalthara and secretary Khekiye K Sema said a resolution was passed in its meeting held on September 28 wherein it was felt that the NSCN-IM's declaration would vitiate the peaceful working atmosphere for Mr Jamir and other bureaucrats in the state.
The association also felt that Mr Jamir was one of the most committed officers, sincerely working for the welfare and development of the people and requested the NSCN-IM to review and withdraw the declaration.
The NSCN-IM's declaration on September 25 had also barred the former chief minister from entering Nagaland.
Meanwhile, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) had also appealed to the NSCN-IM to withdraw the declaration as it would not benefit any individual or society, NPCC president Hokheto Sema said in a release here yesterday.
However, the state government has not shown any reaction so far on the declaration against the Goa Governor and one of its top bureaucrats by the underground outfit.