Dimapur, June 21: Naga Students Union Delhi (NSUD) has urged Nagaland Chief Minister, Neiphiu Rio to re-examine the beneficiary list of Chief Minister Special Package announced on May 20 last as there are listed beneficiaries who have not received any benefit till date.
In a letter to the Chief Minister, NSUD president, Hinoto P Aomi and general secretary, Isaac Charenamei stated that despite repeated requests by various student bodies, the Government have failed to take up the issue with seriousness.
“This special package has lapsed but the plight of the stranded Nagas have not. The complaints and queries for this relief package was closed before the beneficiaries could avail the fund,” it said.
The Union stated that there are patients still waiting to ease their medical expenses while some have already reached home with untold sufferings to endure throughout their stay and journey.
The delay tactic played by the government to evade or extend payment was a misery as the stranded residents upon reaching home will not qualify from receiving the benefit, it added.
While appreciating the successful evacuation of Nagaland Stranded Citizen in Delhi & NCR on June 14 by providing Shramik Special Train Phase-1 from Delhi to Dimapur and understanding the constraints the leadership is facing, the NSUD expressed hope that the One Time Assistance Relief Fund would not produce the same result like the previous relief fund where 2475 Nagas (Nagaland Citizen) were left out due to bank account issues.
As every stranded Naga irrespective of their occupation or background is equally facing a tough challenge of sustenance and survival, this humanitarian package should not leave out single stranded Nagaland citizen due to the inability to provide all the required documents, it said.
“It is an ethical crime to ask documents from baggers with food in your hands and watch them die knowing that they don’t have it,” the NSUD stated.
Stating that the Union is committed to serve all community members in every possible way, the NSUD said as the novel Corona Virus cases increases the challenges and issues has risen at its peak and the Executive have been receiving distressed calls on daily basis.
It also mentioned that recently 2 members from the community passed away and were tested Covid19 positive and executive who were there to assist are made home quarantine. (Page News Service)