Dimapur, April 6: The Naga Tribal Union Chumoukedima Town (NTUCT) has made its stand clear that seeking cancellation of backdoor appointments in police department, particularly in the case of direct appointment of police constables, should not be construed as against any tribe or political party.
“…we hereby make vividly very clear once and for all that NTUCT is neither against any tribe nor political party… It’s high time we knocked out the tendency of ‘Tribalism feelings’. Say for instance Dy. CM Shri Y Patton is in charge of Home and NTUCT is against the corruption in his department, which does not reflect or portray that we are against the Lothas just because he being a Lotha,” it stated in a press release issued today.
The NTUCT termed as very unfortunate “certain student union and tribal hoho” alleging those organizations, unions, associations and federations, etc. fighting against backdoor appointment as “targeting only a particular department, which exposed apparent vested interest and ill intention.”
“There are many other organizations/associations/unions and federations etc. fighting for various corruption cases prevailing under the State government of Nagaland. Are all these for vested interest and only targeting a particular department? Can we still say that all these are a fight for vested interest and targeting a particular department? Let us develop positive mindset and let the good sense prevail upon the Nagas,” it appealed.
The NTUCT said it has not received any positive response either from the State Government or the head of the concerned department on its demand. “Had it not been for Covid-19 lockdown we are left with no other option but to approach the court of law to seek justice which we tried to avoid lest a law maker and some senior police officers shall surely face legal consequences.
The union urged the State Government and the Home Department to immediately respond to the people’s demand during the lockdown period, and also urged the Minister in-charge Y Patton, to direct the DGP to cancel all backdoor appointments “if he is really innocent as claimed”. (Page News Service)