Rio delivers lecture at UK varsity

Kohima: Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday became the first Chief Minister of Nagaland to deliver a lecture at an international university in the United Kingdom.

According to a release issued by CMO here, speaking on the subject ‘Governance and Conflict-the Naga Context’ at the Queen’s University, Belfast in UK, Rio highlighted the Naga political movement from its roots to the present day ceasefire.

He gave a detailed explanation of the political journey of the Nagas since arrival of the British in Naga country mentioning some of the major landmarks like the special provisions for the Nagas under the Eastern Bengal Regulation Act, 1873, formation of the Naga Club in 1917, the submission of the memorandum to the Simon Commission in 1929, the 1951 plebiscite, the introduction of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act, acquiring statehood and others. (UNI)

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