ZSUN sets 7-day deadline for Govt to meet its demands

DIMAPUR, JUN 10 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/10/2020 1:35:25 PM IST
Holds rallies at Peren, Jalukie towns

Zeliangrong Students’ Union Nagaland (ZSUN) has set a seven-day deadline for the State to act on its four-point charter of demand.

In a memorandum to chief minister Neiphiu Rio submitted through DC Peren, the union demanded prompt action against the erring officials responsible for sending a COVID-19 case to Peren by violating standard operating procedure (SOP); set up a 100-bedded COVID Hospital in the district with modern facilities at the earliest; provide adequate tools and machineries to set up makeshift ICU at the district hospital immediately and post adequate staff to man the hospital. ZSUN warned that failure to meet its demands within the seven days would force it to chart its own course of action and the government would be held fully responsible in case of any untoward incident arising in future.

Earlier, two rallies were held at Peren and Jalukie towns on Wednesday under the aegis of ZSUN to protest against the sending of COVID-19 positive cases to Peren and Tuensang along with other returnees.

As the district administration imposed Section 144 CrPC, the rally at Jalukie town was trimmed down to a symbolic protest-cum-media event, though the protest rally was taken out at Peren town by following stand operating procedure (SOP) - maintaining social distancing and wearing masks.

At the symbolic protest and media meet held at the conference hall of Jalukie Town Women Welfare Organisation, ZSUN president Dithuibo Newmai said the union had cancelled the proposed rally at Jalukie town in deference to the prohibitory orders issued under section 144 CrPC by the district administration. “However, we decided to go ahead with the symbolic protect and press conference so that our voice and grievances can be heard loud and clear,” he stated. Newmai warned that the protest should not be construed as “political” but a genuine protest against the negligence of the State government vis-à-vis COVID-19 management in the district.

A host of speakers representing Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland (ZBN), Civil Rights Forum of Peren, Jalukie Students’ Union, Jalukie Youth Organisation, Baptist Pastors Fellowship Jalukie Town, Women Welfare Organisation Jalukie Town and Jalukie Traders’ Union also addressed the gathering.



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