Monday, November 30, 2020
Nagaland

More orgs condemn IRB assault on doctor

NPF demands explanation from State Home Minister
Dimapur, August 24: The Naga People’s Front has expressed deep anguish over the alleged physical assault on medical personnel by an IRB patrol party at Dhobinala, Dimapur on August 21.
Condemning such high-handedness of the security personnel, the NPF said, “It is very unbelievable that the police personnel during this time of pandemic do not spare even the front line workers particularly the medical doctors on duty then how can the security of the public can be guarantee under such circumstances.”
Stating that the August 21 incident cannot be termed as unfortunate, as many similar attacks on the medical personnel by the police forces have been reported time and again, the NPF urged the Government of the day to take full responsible for such brutally high-handedness incident and give assurance to the public about their safety.
“The lackadaisical attitude of the PDA Government clearly shows that there is no proper coordination between various Government departments and machineries. During the time of pandemic, the Government is supposed to be monitoring and supervising the whole situation, however, the poor coordination within the Government set up has proven their incapability to handle the Government,” it said.
Even though, an inquiry committee has been set up to probe the case, the NPF demanded a clear written explanation from the Home Minister, Y Patton as to why the police personnel have become a threat of the society and assurance to book the guilty immediately.
CNTC: The Central Nagaland Tribes Council (CNTC) has condemned the assault on Dr Atoka Wotsa, a pathologist of COVID-19 lab at Chumukedima on the night of August 21 by some IRB personnel.
Stating that these kinds of incidents have raised several questions in the minds of the public – whether the jawans who are trained for the safety and security of the public are also taught to be self disciplined and respect human rights while discharging their duties, the CNTC said the August 21 incident is not the first of its kind during this pandemic time as another doctor also faced a similar fate in the month of April this year here in Dimapur and another at Wokha.
The CNTC expressed its appreciation on the prompt action of the Government in setting up an inquiry commission on the incident and hoped that befitting punishment be given to those found guilty so that it will set an exemplary action, which will act as a deterrent for such unwarranted incidents in future.
NSF: The NSF has condemned the assault on Dr Atoka Wotsa by NAP (IR) on August 21, while also appreciating the timely intervention of the State Government in constituting an inquiry committee into the incident.
The NSF recalled that earlier on April 3, Dr Nosezol Sezo, SMO CHC Medziphema was also assaulted by the STF personnel at Purana Bazar and later another doctor at Wokha town was assaulted by police personnel. The federation expressed concern and resentment at such recurring incidents and appealed to the respective authority to take stern disciplinary actions on the erring personnel as per law so that such incidents are not repeated again.
Further the NSF appealed to all frontline workers to have more coordination among them to ensure that such untoward incidents are averted.
ASTD: The Ao Senso Telongjem Dimapur (ASTD) has vehemently condemned the brutal assault on Dr Atoka Wotsa, Pathologist of COVID-19 sample collection centre, Chumukedima by IRB personals on the night of August 21 at Dimapur.
The ASTD rued that brutalities of police personal are becoming a regular phenomenon and even the frontline workers especially doctors are not being spared. It appealed the concerned authority to initiate unbiased investigation against the erring personals as per law.
The ASTD further urged all frontline workers to set aside difference and work hand and hand in the fight against COVID-19 .
While appreciating the immediate intervention and initiative of DC Dimapur, R Soundararjan for an independent inquiry, and subsequent the Government of Nagaland notification, the ASTD hoped that due justice will be delivered to the victim at the earliest in an unbiased manner.
DSC: The Dimapur Sümi Council has condemned the assault on Dr Atoka Wotsa, pathologist at COVID lab Chumukedima, by some on duty IRB personnel on the night of August 21 in which his vehicle was also damaged, and demanded a thorough investigation and exemplary action as per law against the culprit/s.
The DSC also appreciated the State Government in setting up an inquiry committee and said it expects fair judgment follows suit.
KTCN: The Kachari Tribal Council Nagaland (KTCN) has vehemently condemned the assault on Dr Atoka Wotsa allegedly by Indian Reserve Battalion (IRB) personnel on the evening of August 21 at Dhobinala in Dimapur.
The council requested the concerned authorities to go for transparent investigation of the case at the earliest without any bias to deliver justice to the victim and to prevent such incidents in future.
(Page News Service)

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