250 stranded Nagas reached out for help
Kohima, April 3 (EMN): As many as 250 stranded persons, mostly students and professionals, have sought assistance from the Nagaland government amid the countrywide lockdown, according to the principal director of School Education, Shanavas C.
The rise in the number of cases, from 26 on April 1, was said to have been in connection with the government’s order on Thursday ‘to address the grievances of the students stranded even within the state of Nagaland’.
Shanavas on Friday highlighted two cases of racial discrimination that included the one at Mysuru, Karnataka and another in Pune, and stated that the government was ‘on the job of finding out the matter’.
He informed that many cases were related to distress and “students wanting to go home but at this stage, it is impractical to do that in the midst of the nationwide lockdown”.
Meanwhile, he informed that the government had also assigned a nodal officer for each district in the state for people who were stranded, facing issues related to ration.
Shanavas also maintained that the government was collaborating with Naga students’ Unions and Naga Christian Fellowships in various cities and places to ensure the safety of stranded students and professionals.