Dimapur, May 26: The Nagaland Indigenous People’s Forum (NIPF) has accused the Government of Nagaland for failing to streamline any proper arrangement for the safe travel of indigenous people of Nagaland from outside the State.
In a press release, the NIPF urged the Government to reach out and connect with all the stranded people through the tribal hohos or the student body of each tribe (if needed) to make sure that no indigenous people of Nagaland is left out.
The forum also alleged that the financial assistance assured to the indigenous people of Nagaland residing outside the State has not been properly handled, leading to chaos and hue and cry both from the students as well as employees serving outside Nagaland. “The State Government, in spite of receiving enough funds to fight the pandemic during this crisis, has failed to address the issue,” it alleged.
The NIPF appealed to the Government to identify people who are stranded outside the State and in need of help to survive if they opt to stay back and make sure that help reaches them by any means.
At the same time, the forum was of the view that the State Government, instead of asking for contribution or deduction of salaries, should compensate the frontline workers. “The Government of Nagaland need to take this pandemic period as an opportunity and serve the people,” it added. (Page News Service)