Pointing out the various charges leveled against the NU, VC Prof. K. Kannan and some officials and the handling of the case by the CBI, the Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights (NPMHR) has beseeched the Visitor of the university, who is also the president of India to intervene in the matter and restore justice and good health to the premier learning centre.
Naga Peoples’ Movement for Human Rights convenor, Atoho K. Kiho in a letter to the president said it has been made to understand that the charges against the VC have been substantiated with ample proofs and also that charges against some officers of the University have been substantiated based on which certain disciplinary actions were being initiated.
“From all we learn, the Vice Chancellor is the main accused in the corruption charges and the perpetrator of the unfortunate fiasco in the University,” it added. The NPMHR also said no semblance of any action being initiated or contemplated to reprimand his “illegal and unbecoming acts” have been noticed even though the CBI has been handling the case for quite sometime now.
Stating that the University could never cater healthy service to the people in the presence of such alleged “unlawful acts and embezzlement” the NPMHR questioned as to whether the handling of the case by the CBI was farcical if not just an eyewash to condone the “illegal and unethical acts” of the VC.
It also wanted to know whether the government of India and the ministry of human resources have taken due cognizance of the enormity of the offences committed by the VC.
The NPMHR assured the Visitor of its cooperation in the search for just direction of the people.
Meanwhile, the Research Scholars Forum – Kohima (RSF-K) has appealed the Visitor and Chief Rector, Nagaland University and all other concerned authorities, NGOs and general public etc to urgently resolve the issues in the university.
According to statement issued by the RSF-K, certain academic and research activities have come to a standstill owing to the continuing predicament of the University.
The research scholars said there has also been delay in conducting necessary meetings by various boards and committees thus leaving important issues pending. They requested the competent authority and well-wishers to actively and effectively strive to resolve the crises at the earliest.