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Eastern Nagaland College Students’ Union extends deadline to July 4

By EMN Updated: Jul 01, 2019 11:01 pm

Dimapur, July 1 (EMN): Following an assurance from the chief secretary, the Eastern Nagaland College Students’ Union (ENCSU) has decided to wait till July 4 for the state government to act on its earlier demands.

On June 26, the ENCSU had served the government with a 5-day ultimatum; alleging discrimination of six backward tribes by the directorate of Higher Education. The union had demanded implementation of reservation for backward tribes while making appointments.

In a statement issued on Monday, the union accused the department of committing “daylight robbery” and of openly discriminating the six backward tribes. Authorities did not apply the same yardstick of justice and equality, it stated.

The ENCSU requested its members to be prepared “mentally and physically” for further course of action if the government fails to address the union’s “genuine demand.”

By EMN Updated: Jul 01, 2019 11:01:24 pm