DIMAPUR, April 22 - The NSCN (I-M) today said it was appalled at the �unpleasant situations� created by Nagaland Police personnel by targeting the doctors in the State during the lockdown.
The outfit�s �health ministry�, in a release issued by its kilonser (minister) Dr A Yanthan, condemned such �mindless violence against the doctors�.
Stating that the doctors, nurses and other medical staff are the frontline warriors in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the NSCN (I-M) said it was utterly shocking and surprising to witness the recent physical assault on Dr Nerozol Sezo in Dimapur on April 3 and Dr Mongshithung Murry in Wokha on April 17 by the State police personnel for �no fault of theirs�.
The outfit expressed its deepest sympathy and solidarity with Sezo and Murry as well as the entire medical fraternity over these �unfortunate incidents�.
The release said the doctors and other medical staff are also human and they perform their professional duties with unwavering spirit, notwithstanding many difficulties and risks involved.
�Thus, the police personnel should deal with doctors and other medical staff with a sense of humanity and not in a brutish manner,� it said.
It stressed that the security personnel should protect all sections of the people and not take law and order into their hands as per their whims. �This point ought to be thoroughly understood by every single police personnel on duty,� it said.
The release added that the attacks on the frontline workers made a mockery of the fight against the infectious COVID-19 pandemic.
�It is the bounden duty of the police force to protect the health workers from all unseen forces,� the release added.
Alleging that the two doctors have become victims of police high-handedness, the �health ministry� of the outfit appealed to the police personnel on duty to be more humane and professional like the health professionals.