With regard to the cyclonic storm that hit Chare town on March 31, Chare Town Students’ Union (CTSU) has expressed dismay over the “disregard” from Tuensang district administrative heads and the state government towards the incident of natural disaster.
A joint press release issued by CTSU president, I. Semsa Rudy and general secretary, I. Toshi stated that even after five days since the storm hit the town, no administrative official from district/state levels has visited the site, except for EAC Chare. The union has appealed to responsible authorities and the state government to clarify their reasons for delay in showing concern for its people. Stating that it was a responsible union for the welfare of the people, CTSU said it would not tolerate the injustice shown towards the people.
Meanwhile, Chare Area Students’ Union (CASU) in a separate release stated that the cyclonic rainstorm followed by hailstorm on March 31 destroyed several buildings in Chare and properties amounting to lakhs of rupees.
It informed that with the exception of EAC Chare, other authorities have not yet inspected nor visited the affected area to take account of damages and further urged the responsible authorities to take appropriate measures at the earliest for the welfare of the people. The union also appealed to the Assam Rifles stationed at Chare town to extend their support to civilians during such troubled times.