DIMAPUR, Aug 12: The All Nagaland College Students Union (ANCSU) on Sunday reiterated that the college students of the state would abstain from attending classes until the state government addressed its three-point charter of demands submitted to the chief minister on Friday. It cautioned that any college student defying the call would be dealt with seriously as the volunteers would be monitoring the institutions.
The union has also appealed to all the college authorities and staff to understand the genuine demands of the college students and continue to extend cooperation. It acknowledged the support extended by the college authorities to the students thus far.
The ANCSU said it would intimate the students to resume attending classes through print media and college student unions once the state government addressed their genuine demands.
It has further asked the students to contact the representatives of their respective district. The union held a peaceful demonstration in front of its office in Kohima and DC Court junction here on Friday seeking chief minister Neiphiu Rio’s immediate intervention in addressing their demands. All the colleges in the state remained shut since Friday.
The ANCSU urged the chief minister to resolve the land encroachment issue of Kohima Science College, Jotsoma (Autonomous) and said it will not allow any kind of encroachment of any college land.
The union also demanded proper demarcation of boundaries of all government colleges in the state with fencing/concrete walls. The college students further demanded permanent settlement of their scholarship issue and setting up of separate cell or nodal department for the same. They wanted disbursement of scholarships within a stipulated time or month every year.