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Plea to NBCC over job frauds

NCFC and NSUC leaders with the victims.
Published on 18 Jul. 2010 12:24 AM IST
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After some agents recently duped 11 Naga youths with promise of good jobs with good pay in Chennai but in the process of which one of the youths died, the Naga Christian Fellowship Chennai (NCFC) and Naga Students’ Union Chennai (NSUC) have appealed to the Nagaland Baptist Church Council (NBCC) to spread awareness and initiate necessary action in the light of incident.
The two organizations in an appeal letter to the NBCC, narrated the saga of innocent unemployed youths who were duped by some individuals/agents. They said the youths were promised free food and lodging along with a monthly salary of Rs. 6000 to Rs. 7000 and for which each had to pay the agents Rs. 10,000 to 10,600. The NCFC and NSUC said that the youths after arrival at Chennai by train, were then given employment as security guards but without food or decent lodging. The youths were made to live in a small room and each month, the employers deducted house rent from their salaries. They were not given the promised facilities nor salaries.
As a result of the unhygienic living condition, long working hours and improper nourishment, one of the youths, Bidemo Ngullie, son of Nzanbemo Ngullie of Changsu Village under Wokha district fell sick.
On learning of the matter, Nagas in Chennai immediately admitted him to Royapettah Government Hospital, Chennai but he passed away on July 6 after battling for life for around one week. His body was transported home on July 7, they said.
Further, the NCFC and NSUC said when they learnt about the plight of the youths, they visited them and found them living in shabby conditions and even without a food to eat. The NCFC and NSUC members had to provide food to the youths and finally sent them home on July 12. Both the NCFC and NSUC members also bought train tickets and gave some pocket money for their journey.
The two organizations recalled that a similar incident took place in May 2008 where they rescued around 20 Naga youths and sent them home. The culprits were caught by the duped youths and Nagaland police and necessary action was taken by the government of Nagaland. The NCFC and NSUC have appealed the government of Nagaland, Churches and civil societies to spread awareness about the antisocial practices that were going on in the society and be alert to such practices and take necessary action.
Stating that similar practice might also be taking place in other cities of the country, the two Naga organizations in Chennai called for spreading awareness about the activities of antisocials. The letter to the NBCC was written by NCFC Pastor Wapangtoshi and NSUC president Lopen Pongen.
Meanwhile, the NSUC has notified that every member of Naga community register themselves as a bonafide member of the NSUC. The NSUC said it would not be held responsible for those unregistered members for any problems that might arose in and around Chennai.
Name of culprits/agents
1. Limathung of Longsa village (Wokha district), 2. Mhonchan Kithan son of Kilemongo Kithan of Old Riphyim, 3. Ms. Zeena, 4. Benathung Ezung of Longsa Village (Wokha district)
Name of victims:
1. Lt. Bidemo Ngullie, 2. Libanthung Odyuo, 3. Abel Odyuo, 4. Echungbemo Ngullie, 5. Jonas Patton, 6. Yanzomo Patton, 7. Atheo Ngullie, 8. Renbenthung Ngullie, 9. Aremo Odyuo, 10. Mhonbemo Ngullie, 11. Meribemo Odyuo.

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