Kohima, Aug. 20: The people of Nagaland have decided to seek divine intervention for better roads, after the state government turned a deaf ear to their repeated pleas to repair the stretches.
The message of the people had been taken to New Delhi through songs by Naga singers. Some churches and organisations have even conducted prayers seeking divine intervention for better roads. The Congress had slammed the comment of minister for roads and bridges, Khuzoluzo Nienu, who had blamed heavy rain for the deplorable condition of the roads.
Some organisations and individuals have ridiculed the churches and some groups for seeking God’s intervention for better roads saying they should protest against the government which has remained silent for many years. The Ao Senden (Hoho) has also conducted a prayer and fast on August 14 for divine intervention for early construction of a foothill road from Tizit in Mon district upto Peren district.
Abiogenesis, the most sought after band in the country, had taken the message of the people to New Delhi on Friday when they rocked the fans with their latest song, “The legacy of the mountains” which tells about poor road condition and power cuts. The band also prayed for divine intervention. The concert was organised by Indian Council for Cultural Relations, ministry of external affairs.
The Naga Students’ Federation had also expressed concern over the road condition and showed a strong resentment towards the state government. It urged the government to own responsibility for the condition of the roads. The federation said it would now monitor all road projects in the state so that the quality of the work is improved.