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CEC NUTA demands police report
Published on 13 Mar. 2010 12:13 AM IST
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Expressing ‘shock’ over the delay in the investigation by the Police on the FIRs filed by the Nagaland University teachers, the CEC NUTA has demanded the Superintendent of Police (SP), Kohima for immediate submission of investigation report and change of Investigation Officer (IO). Pertaining to the “false FIR” on October 21, 2009 filed by the Registrar, the NUTA said that necessary statements have been submitted by the concerned teachers to the Investigating Officer in October 2009. Yet till date, there has been no further action, it said. Also, the NUTA in a letter to the SP said a counter FIR was filed on February 8 by Rosemary Dzuvichu on the “False FIR” by the Registrar and that the IO had met the complainant and necessary statement but pointed out that no further action has been taken. It said necessary documentary evidence has been submitted along with the FIR in the “serious” case of corruption and bribery against the Vice Chancellor and Registrar filed by two teachers. “…however, even after 4 months, it is shocking that the investigation is not yet complete,” the NUTA added. In addition to these reasons, the NUTA mentioned about other reasons earlier brought to the notice of the SP Kohima and demanded immediate change of the Investigation Officer in this particular case and a fresh impartial probe into the case, taking into consideration the fact, that the FIR attracted other penal sections too. Reminding about the FIR filed on February 8, 2010 under the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act against the Vice Chancellor, the NUTA said necessary documentary evidence have been submitted to the Investigation Officer. Stating that the Act clearly stipulated a time bound investigation and action to be taken, the NUTA said it was highly objectionable that the inordinate delay in action had caused further “harassment, victimization and continuation of atrocities against the two Scheduled Tribe teachers, by the Vice Chancellor.” The NUTA demanded immediate completion of investigations and submission of reports to the concerned authority for necessary action. The CEC NUTA letter to SP Kohima was signed by its president, Rosemary Dzuvichu and genera secretary, N. Venuh. NUTA reacts CEC NUTA has reacted sharply to the statement made by the state chief minister, Neiphiu Rio on Thursday that the present University crisis was a “prestige issue,” and termed it as a “misconception.” CEC NUTA said that the NU crisis was a protest against injustice, corruption, repeated violation of the University Act and Statutes, threat to fundamental right to freedom of speech and right to criticism including unwarranted harassment and victimization the teachers by the Vice Chancellor. The NUTA said it was also a protest on committing of offences of atrocities by Prof. Kannan on teachers who were from the Scheduled Tribe in violation of the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act through illegal suspensions and framing false charges and legal proceedings. NUTA said that the teachers have been forced to go for academic closure after three months of patience, as the Vice Chancellor has refused to revoke the suspension and instead tried to go ahead with illegal inquiry proceedings in spite of the NUTA deadline passed by the general body. NUTAK demands withdrawal of Inquiry Committee Nagaland University Teachers’ Association, Kohima (NUTAK) has expressed “strong rejection” of the Inquiry Authority constituted by the Nagaland University Vice Chancellor and also protested against further disciplinary “illegal” proceedings against its three leaders. The NUTAK in a letter to the NU VC has demanded immediate revocation of the “illegal suspension order.” Those who signed the letter included NUTAK vice president, Dr. D. Kuolie; general secretary, Jano Sekhose; Dr. Tiatoshi Jamir; Thungchanbeni Kithan; Dr. Y. Ben Lotha; Dr. Gautam Patikar; Dr. Martina Solo; Dr. V. Rino; Dr. P. K. Deka; Dr. A. J. Sebastian; Khotole Khieya; Dr. B. V. Rao; Dr. S. K. Singh; Dr. N. Das; Prof. A. K. Mishra; Dr. Mimi K. Ezung; Dr. Lungsang Zeliang; Dr. Anungla Aier; Erali Swu. NSF annoyed at crisis NSF on Friday said it was “annoyed” with the regular phenomenon of agitation between the NUTA and the Nagaland University management headed by the Vice Chancellor wherein the students were made to bear the brunt foregoing their academic courses. The NSF queried where could the society look for to compensate their hopes, when highly regarded institution, evidently manned by the most reasonable and intellectual people in the society could not come and sit together to sort out differences amicably. The Federation demanded that the Vice Chancellor and the NUTA sit across and settle their differences and resume uninterrupted academic classes in all the three campuses. It sought immediate and personal intervention of the governor of Nagaland, who is also the chief rector NU and to solve the impasse. The Federation also demanded the state government to expedite and come public with the facts and findings in regard to the anomalies under NU and stringent penalties be executed against all erring persons. The NSF said that the welfare of the students should not be hijacked at any cost to serve one’s petty interest even though reasons and grounds for the continuing imbroglio might be there. Questioning the credibility of the Vice Chancellor and the NUTA in regularly sabotaging the academic career of the students, the NSF said, “The Vice Chancellor and his files and the NUTA`s are not being paid and entailed with all convenient facilities to find faults and level allegations against each other, neither, the students` community are paying their dues for the closure of classes in the three campuses.” The NSF in a joint statement issued by its president, Mutsikhoyo Yhobu and general secretary, O. Wati Jamir said unless the university refined its management setup immediately it would not bear to see its fraternity being placed and kept under a bleak situation.

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