Dimapur, May 18: The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has urged the Government of Nagaland to arrange special trains from different major cities of India and also to arrange feeder transport in coordination with host State to help stranded citizens of Nagaland reach the originating station for onward journey to Nagaland.
In a press release, the NPCC demanded that the evacuation process be completed within a week by deploying additional manpower to monitor the situation in different states and a senior IAS officer whose position in the Government will be given due weightage by his counterparts in other states to meet the urgent demands of the unfolding humanitarian crisis.
Expressing serious concern about the plight of those workers and students from Nagaland stranded in different parts of the country, the NPCC said 55 days into the lockdown many workers have lost their jobs and are out on the streets after being evicted for nonpayment of house rent.
“The ever looming threat of pandemic, racial attack and hunger are creating greater humanitarian crisis far beyond our imagination. Every passing day is becoming difficult to survive for majority of our people.”
As a national party with presence in every nook and corner of the country, the NPCC said it had done its best to extend every possible help through other State Congress units to stranded people from Nagaland whenever they approached NPCC COVID-19 Task Force. However, it said with every State Government in North East arranging special train to bring thousands of its citizens back in the past few days, the growing chorus of our people wanting to be evacuated is getting louder and louder.
Stating that despite its earlier offer of bearing cost of train fares for needy workers and migrant labourers being turned down by the State Government, the NPCC offered its assistance in coordinating with Congress ruled states to evacuate our people. “The state govt stands to lose nothing by putting up collective effort in these extraordinary times,” it reminded. (Page News Service)