Student’s Union of Nagaland University, School of Agricultural Sciences and Rural University (SASRD), Nagaland University, has expressed pain on learning about the incident at NU Lumani March 24.
The union in a release issued by SASRD, president Atou Kharutso and general secretary, Rovizelhou Koutsu stated it was against any violent form of action, and asserted the frustration of students at Lumami campus might have led to the unfortunate incident.
It also condemned the one sided release issued by Nagaland University Non-Teaching Staff Association (NUNSTA) for not highlighting the non-implementation of the commitment made by the vice chancellor, Prof. K. Kannan.
Highlighting the loopholes in the University, the union reiterated on the issue of the medical officer (MO) at SASRD who was suspended by the University authority on May 24, 2005 for producing “fake qualification certificate”.
As per suspension order and service rules, the union alleged the suspended official cannot leave campus. However, it said flouting all rules and regulations and without giving any heed to the order, the officer was said to have left the University campus to pursue further studies.
Stating the above reasons as “a fit case for termination”, from service, the union said instead of terminating the service of the official, the university has reinstated his service which clearly indicated that the University has no regard for rules and regulation suggesting biasness against Naga officials whose services were terminated on the slightest pretext.
While asserting the emotions and security of students are not at all taken into consideration, the union felt the University authority are at times caught on the wrong side of the fence, considering the circumstances which led to the unfortunate incident at Lumami on March 24 night, and thus putting their colleague’s life at risk.
The union in this regard, appealed the University authority to withdraw both the FIRs filed against the students.