Dimapur, August 16: The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has accused the Government of Nagaland of politicizing and sabotaging the genuine demands of college students, while also threatening the students’ community from protesting against the Government over issues confronting student’s community.
“The state government should not politicize and sabotage the genuine demands of the college student’s by firing unnecessary excuses through someone’s shoulder as
ANCSU will not succumb to such circumstances,” it stated.
In a press release, the ANCSU asked the State Government not to portray the union as a threat as it represents the voice of thousands of students who want justice. It stated that the student’s community has every right to protest/confront the State Government through democratic means to fulfil its genuine demands.
“It is the failure of the state government that has invited unnecessary complications and alteration from various parties. The state government shall be held responsible for any kind of untoward situations that may cause damage or harm to any students concerned,” it stated.
ANCSU also alleged that “false information” based on the 14th August 2018 meeting with the Chief Minister “has been conspired from Chief Minister’s Office.” It also termed as “immature and irresponsible” the comment of an unnamed Government official terming ANCSU leaders as “rogue leaders”
The union reminded that the Government has failed to address the chronic land issue of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma for many years. It also expressed dismay by the immature statement of a irresponsible Government officer for threatening the college students by saying “they would come under police registry, which become a blotch in their records”, which the union termed is a mockery and uncalled for.
“It is shocking to learn that students’ community is threatened not to allow the students to protest against the government issues confronting student’s community,” it said.
ANCSU also asked the State Government to take serious note over setting up separate nodal cell for implementing all kinds of scholarship schemes to avoid mismanagement and exploitation of students welfare schemes as the union had appealed in many past years.
Stating that it has no personal issues with anyone concerned but wants proper system and permanent settlement on issues confronting students’ community, ANCSU reiterated that it is not only concerned about the Kohima Science College, Jotsoma land encroachment issue but had demanded for settlement of land encroachment/ dispute issues in all the district government colleges and polytechnic institutions. The ANCSU also demanded for proper land survey in all District Government Colleges with proper wall demarcation in order to prevent and protect the college lands in near future.
(Page News Service)
Agitation kept in abeyance
The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has put in abeyance its proposed agitation following declaration of seven days of State mourning in respect of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday.
Understanding the position of the state government and following timely intervention by Minister for Higher & Technical Education and with optimism that the State Government will meet the ANCSU after the mourning week, ANCSU said it is putting its proposed agitation in abeyance.