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Rejoinder by All Nagaland College Students’ Union

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 8/16/2018 1:08:06 PM IST

 The All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) is shocked by the comment of the Government Official, who did not wish to be named appeared on Thursday the 16th August 2018. The ANCSU terms the statement as ‘immature’ and ‘irresponsible’. The ANCSU have been pursuing serious concerns relating welfare of student’s community. However due to all the delayed tactics played by the State Government the ANCSU is taking steps to show our resentment to the State Government. Reacting to student’s movement in such manner is uncalled for and is unexpected from a responsible government officer. The ANCSU also terms the meeting with Hon’ble Chief Minister on 14th August as ‘inconclusive’ because there is no written assurance or record from the government. The ANCSU shall not accept/acknowledge mere verbal assurances, which is an old school tactics of delaying. 

The ANCSU condemns the unnamed government official for terming ANCSU leaders as ‘rogue leaders’. The concerned openly challenged the integrity of the Office of the ANCSU. The statement from the irresponsible government official who is behind the curtain intends to plot and create doubts in the minds of the General public. 

It is also disheartening to learn that false information based on the 14th August 2018 meeting with hon’ble Chief Minister has been conspired from Chief Minister’s Office. It is also to remind once and for all that the Government has failed to address the chronic land issue of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma for many years. The issue has been neglected by the successive state Government over the years. The ANCSU is anguished to ascertain the delay in the part of the state government for not being serious enough in bringing out a proper land survey report till date. The ANCSU is also dismayed by the immature statement of that irresponsible Government officer for threatening the College students that termed ‘they would come under police registry, which become a blotch in their records’ which is a mockery and uncalled for. It is shocking to learn that students’ Community is threatened not to allow the students to protest against the government issues confronting student’s community. The student’s community has every right to protest/confront the state government in its own democratic means to fulfill its genuine demands.

The state government should understand that Kohima Science College, Jotsoma land encroachment issue is hampering college development and students welfare activities. The state government should also accept the fact that the issue has been neglected and unattended for many years which needs to be settled amicably at the earliest.

The state government should also take serious note on setting up separate Nodal Cell for implementing all kinds of scholarship schemes to avoid mismanagement and exploitation of students welfare schemes as ANCSU has appealed on many past years. As mentioned in the press statement by the government official, the genuineness of the beneficiaries must be checked. Setting up the nodal cell shall definitely check duplications and genuineness provided proper implementation is anticipated. The state government could have checked the genuineness of the beneficiaries from time to time (past years) but after failing to do so, why is the Government warning the students only at this juncture? It is the duty of the state government and district administration not to randomly issue income certificate just for petty amount. 

The ANCSU have no personal issues with anyone concerned but demands for proper system and permanent settlement on issues confronting students’ community. The ANCSU is not only concerned about the Kohima Science College, Jotsoma land encroachment issue. The ANCSU in its memorandum to the Hon’ble Chief Minister Vide No.ANCSU/CM/Memo-3/2017-19 dated 10/8/18 clearly stated and demanded for settlement of land encroachment/dispute issues in all the district government colleges and polytechnic institutions. The ANCSU also demanded for proper land survey in all District Government Colleges with proper wall demarcation in order to prevent and protect the college lands in near future.

The state government should not politicize and sabotage the genuine demands of the college student’s by firing unnecessary excuses through someone’s shoulder as ANCSU will not be succumbed to such circumstances. The state government should not portray the ANCSU as a threat as it represents the voice of the thousand students that grieves for Justice.

It is the failure of the state government that has invited unnecessary complications and alteration from various parties. The state government shall be held responsible for any kind of untoward situations that may cause damage or harm to any students concerned.

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