Dimapur: Nagaland deputy chief minister Y Patton said the state government is doing its best to convince the central government to exempt the tribal-dominated areas from the Uniform Civil Code (UCC).
Patton, who is also the BJP Legislature Party leader in the Nagaland assembly, said Union home minister Amit Shah had assured that not only the tribal-dominated areas but also the Christian-dominated areas will be exempted from the UCC.
According to an official report on Monday, Patton said this while speaking at the general conference of the Lotha Officers Association at Wokha on July 8.
He urged the officers from the Lotha Naga community to give their best service to the people with sincerity and dedication wherever they are serving as they are the ambassadors of the community. He also sought the officers’ forum’s cooperation to bring change.