Anti-insurgency play organised in Kohima

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Kohima, Apr 3 (ANI): Artists in Kohima staged a play highlighting how the youth in the state are misguided and lured into militancy.

The play, staged at War Cemetery was organised by United Artist, Assam. Through this drama, the artists tried to convey the message to the youth of the region that militancy is not the right path for them.

"This drama tells how the youth of today are misguided. They want money, they want everything, they want luxury but they are not following a right path for doing that. They want easy path, easy way to earn money. So, this drama will depict how they are misguided," said Bappi Adhikari, a school teacher from Dimapur.

The play has received a mixed response in different areas.

"In different places, we have received different reactions. In Assam and Manipur for instance, all the people who watched this drama told us that this drama strikes at the right time. They also said that more and more dramas on similar lines should be performed so that people can get aware and hope that atleast in future our northeastern states will be beautiful without sound of gun shots," said Aiswarya Kakoty, Secretary of United Artists Assam, as well as the coordinator of Northeastern states of the National Institute oferforming Arts (NIPA), New Delhi.

Nagaland is home to the country's oldest insurgency, launched by Naga rebels in 1947 demanding the creation of a separate "Greater Nagaland" for ethnic Naga people of the region. By Vibou Ganguly(ANI)

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