Dimapur, May 16: The Northern Angami Youth Organization (NAYO) has come out strongly against the reported exemption given to members of some affluent families returning from other states irrespective of the zones from the compulsory quarantine at Government prescribed institutions on the basis of their influential status.
Condemning the “biased actions” of the authorities in a press release, NAYO president Roko Angami and general secretary Ruokuoneitso Kire urged the Government to seriously adhere to the rules laid down for the safety of all citizens against the COVID 19 pandemic is it does not differentiate people based on any ground and “definitely not between the rich and the poor”.
The NAYO also insisted on the mandatory 14 days institution quarantine by the Government and one can be discharged only after producing certificate of negative re-sampling, which will be followed by 14 days home quarantine – that is a total of 28 days quarantine irrespective of class, creed or religion.
The NAYO also requested youth organizations under its jurisdiction to be more circumspect at this juncture as the general public is at colossal risk, and instructed them not to allow any traveler into their colonies or villages for home quarantine without the mandatory institution quarantine re-sampling certificate.
NAYO further cautioned individuals as well as the families who have violated the quarantine at the Government provided centres that in the event of any ill-fated situation or casualties resulting from their failure to observe the rules, the organization will take “the most grave of actions” against them. “Such callous behaviour risking the lives of the entire denizens and that at a time such as this would mean the most serious implications from the organization,” it cautioned. (Page News Service)