DIMAPUR, March 23 - The Naga Students� Federation (NSF) today urged the Nagaland government to liaise with the central government and their counterparts in other states to ensure physical and emotional wellbeing of the Naga students living outside the state.
In a release, NSF president Ninoto Awomi and general secretary Liremo R Kikon said the federation has come to know that the Naga students residing outside the state have been facing discrimination in various forms due to their physical appearances.
It is very disheartening to point out that the students were subjected to humiliation and emotional trauma because of Covid-19 pandemic, it said.
The NSF appealed to the state government to provide all necessary assistance to the Naga students who have been arriving from other states and are stranded in various places due to restrictions imposed on movement of public transport.
It said the students should be provided assistance after proper screening for Covid-19.
The NSF said its office will remain closed from March 24 to April 12 in compliance with the government directive in an effort to restrict the spread of the virus. However, its day-to-day functioning will remain unaffected. It urged the students� community and the general public to contact its officials at 7005191201and 7005305832 in case of any grievance or assistance.
The NSF further appealed to all the educational institutions and coaching centres to comply with the state government�s directive on Covid-19. Any institution putting the lives of the students in jeopardy due to non-compliance will attract harsh penalty. It urged the students� community and the public to exercise utmost restraint and adopt a responsible lifestyle.