Civil Rights Forum demands justice for Peren district

Cautions of mass non-cooperation movement against Government 
 

Peren, July 9 (MExN): The Civil Rights Forum (CRF) Peren today demanded an “answer or the solution” from the Government of Nagaland for the present uprising in Peren district. 


The CRF Medial Cell stated that responsible Government owns the responsibility of the society in good as well as in bad time. It alleged that the present Government and its administrative machinery particularly in Peren District civil administration is manifesting shortfall governance. 


“The trust of the people over the credibility of the Government is eroding quickly and it is evidently seen in the recent uprising of the public. The responsible Government will not disown the responsibility but responsibly own and honestly work out justice in the fear of God and in the interest of the people.  Here no party feeling or inclination is touched or tempered but is moved by a sense of fair deal justice and civic sense of rights as equal citizen of the land before the law,” it asserted. 


“After long forbearing over the willful indifference of the Government, in the context of Peren district,” the CRF stated that it is urged to raise concern and appraise the Government demanding due justice in action for prompt realization of justice and peace in the society. “Since the eruption of COVID-19 pandemic in Nagaland, to this far, there has been occasions where the Government failed to address the issue with honesty.”


It went on to allege that “negligence and indifference attitude of the Government toward the people of Peren district have been visibly seen and the public have been raising concerns and voices in the forms of representations, news briefing protest rally, paper release, Public agitations and ultimatum by CSOs.”


Stating that the Government remains deaf and dumb to the grievances and cry of the citizens, the Forum said, “instances like, the blunder of sending the covid-19 positive along with sixteen negative returnees to Peren, discharging of 96 vulnerable returnees to respective home quarantine without proper retest, resulting the spread of the virus to the community as some of the returnees later tested positive.”


“The concern Minister in Charge for the district and the civil administration has failed their parts miserably,” it added.  
While condemning that “the whole ugly scenario of the district is the direct result of negligence and indifference of the Minister In charge and his counterpart civil administration over the affairs of the people,” the Forum demanded the Government to immediately look into the matter with seriousness and correct the failings by taking punitive action against the Minister In charge and officer of the civil administration. 


It also cautioned that failing to respond as expected will invite mass non-cooperation movement against the Government. 
 


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