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Student bodies against quota for non-indigenous candidates

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DIMAPUR, Aug 21 - The All Nagaland College Students� Union (ANCSU) and the Naga Students� Federation (NSF) have reiterated their opposition to allocation of seats to non-indigenous candidates for pursuing MBBS, BDS and other professional courses under the state quota under any circumstances.

In a joint statement today, both the unions threatened to initiate a course of action if the authorities concerned failed to act on their demand. They claimed that parents of three candidates who found their names in the merit list of selected candidates from the state quota this year were enrolled in the 2018 electoral roll of Manipur.

Both the organisations asserted that as the parents of these candidates are in the electoral roll of another State, they cannot be considered the indigenous inhabitants of Nagaland. The two student bodies urged the Director of Technical Education to take immediate action to avoid any further misunderstanding and confrontation on the issue.

They alleged the documents of the three candidates in question were not genuine and had been obtained without proper verification. The ANCSU and NSF urged the state government to initiate disciplinary action against the erring officials who had issued Scheduled Tribe and indigenous certificates without proper verification and authentication as per an office memorandum.

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Student bodies against quota for non-indigenous candidates

DIMAPUR, Aug 21 - The All Nagaland College Students� Union (ANCSU) and the Naga Students� Federation (NSF) have reiterated their opposition to allocation of seats to non-indigenous candidates for pursuing MBBS, BDS and other professional courses under the state quota under any circumstances.

In a joint statement today, both the unions threatened to initiate a course of action if the authorities concerned failed to act on their demand. They claimed that parents of three candidates who found their names in the merit list of selected candidates from the state quota this year were enrolled in the 2018 electoral roll of Manipur.

Both the organisations asserted that as the parents of these candidates are in the electoral roll of another State, they cannot be considered the indigenous inhabitants of Nagaland. The two student bodies urged the Director of Technical Education to take immediate action to avoid any further misunderstanding and confrontation on the issue.

They alleged the documents of the three candidates in question were not genuine and had been obtained without proper verification. The ANCSU and NSF urged the state government to initiate disciplinary action against the erring officials who had issued Scheduled Tribe and indigenous certificates without proper verification and authentication as per an office memorandum.

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