The Naga Students’ Union, Chandel (NSUC) has called on the principal of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV), Chandel to reopen school and resume classes for Classes IX-XII, but with caution considering the ongoing clash in the state.
In a letter to the principle of JNV, Chandel, NSUC general secretary Philip Langhu stated that while the Union appreciates the head of the institution for his good administration at this crucial period, they have also been keenly following the academic atmosphere in the district, including the JNV.
Stating that students of the state have lost much of the academic activities due to the prevailing social turmoil in the state, the NSUC said it heartily welcomes the government order in regards to reopening of classes up to VII standard.
“However, students from higher classes (IX-XII) in your school are not yet allowed and the Union is aware of the reason”, the Union said, adding the NSUC “appeals you to resume the classes without further delay in a manner conducive to one and all”.
“That is, excluding the students of both Kuki and Meitei because the Nagas are peace loving people and will not allow JNV-Chandel to be amber of the current situations. Hence, segregation of the two communities is one task which needs urgent attention,” the NSUC general secretary stated in the letter.
“The Union is of firm belief that a large number of students belonging to our brethren Kuki and Meitei communities are presently enrolled in ethnic riots, therefore, it will be good to scrutinized students of your school even of the lower section as well,” the Union said.
The NSUC also stated that permitting “students of the Meiteis and Kukis communities to reside together in your residential school, you will be only inviting problem beyond your limits which will be difficult to douse”.
The Union further stated that if any communal strife takes place in the campus, the school authority and Novodaya Vidyalaya Samiti will be held solely responsible and appropriate legal action as per the law of the land will be initiated against the principal and his organization.
"Since you are aware, the Kukis settled under the jurisdiction of NSUC (CDL & TPL); whereas Meiteis brethren are from the Valley Districts. It will be therefore logical to send the Meitei students of your institution to the JNVs of valley Districts on temporary attachment basis till normalcy returns (peace is installed) in the State,” the student body said.