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Dimapur, May 28: The Eastern Naga Students Federation (ENSF) has expressed strong resentment to the state Government for inhumanly discriminating the returnees of Eastern Nagaland and forcefully dispatching them to Tuensang.
In a representation to the Chief Minister issued by its president, Sepili L Sangtam and general secretary, Imtichoba Chang, the ENSF alleged that the Government has violated all SOPs and protocols of COVID-19 issued by the competent authority and said they should be held responsible in the event of the outbreak of law and order and wide spread infection.
Therefore, the ENSF demanded immediate suspension of Officers/person/s concerned as per relevant section of law for intentionally violating SOP rules and protocols of Covid-19 and dispatching the returnees to Tuensang District.
Placing on record the discrimination shown to Eastern Nagaland during this pandemic, the ENSF demanded the Government to immediately provide sufficient COVID-19 required equipments facilities and professional manpower in all the Eastern jurisdiction to combat the Pandemic.
“In the event of failure to respond positively by the Government, the Federation will compel to take democratic steps to save the lives of our people and to which the Government will be held sole responsible for any eventualities,” the representation stated.
The Federation appealed to the state Government to officially acknowledge the negligence of Eastern Nagaland in all the developmental fronts since the inception of Nagaland state, stating that Eastern Nagaland has always been kept at the receiving end by all the successive governments and the present condition of medical facilities and equipments available at Eastern jurisdiction are in deplorable and is not in a manageable condition.
It said with the policy of random dispatch of returnees from Kohima and Dimapur Quarantine Centres by the Government, the future of Eastern Nagaland has been put in a very dark, stake and dangerous position.
It further alleged that the COVID-19 fund allocation district wise by the Government has been unjust and unfair and demanded that equal and manageable fund must be reallocated to all the Eastern District at the earliest.
The Federation also demanded that the Government should issue actionable Office Memorandum/orders and direct all its employees, particularly Head of the -Department in the District to report to their respective place of posting within 3 days. Despite the Office Memorandum/orders being issued by the Chief Secretary, many officers have not reported to their place of District, it added.
Meanwhile, the Federation lauded the dedication and sacrifices of the front line workers consisting of District Administration, Medical Department, Police, Village Guards and all volunteers across Eastern Nagaland to combat the Pandemic despite lacking proper facilities.
It also appreciated the sacrifices of the COVID-19 warriors of Eastern Nagaland and assured its utmost cooperation.
(Page News Service)