Health minister, Konyak Union, KSU condemn death of TASU leader
DIMAPUR: Minister of Health and Family Welfare, P Paiwang Konyak expressed shock and pain over the tragic death of Ahoa Konyak, Action Committee Chairman, Tizit Area Students’ Union.
“I strongly condemn the gruesome act in which his life was tragically lost and urge the law enforcing agencies to conduct an honest investigation and deliver justice to the victim and his family without delay. He was a young and dedicated leader who stood tall for the Welfare of the Students’ community. His commitment, passion and sacrifice for the Students’ Union will never be forgotten,” he shared.
In his demise, he said Tizit area students in particular and Konyak in general have lost a “devoted leader and the vacuum created will be difficult to be filled”.
“I offer my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members and pray that they have the courage to cope with this tragedy,” he added.
The Konyak Union (KU) expressed sadness and outrage over the murder of Ahoa Konyak.
Condemning the incident, KU said Ahoa Konyak was a dedicated student leader who selflessly worked for the betterment of society and the community at large.
“His sincere, honest, humble, and well-disciplined nature set an exemplary standard for all. The loss of such a promising young leader is an irreparable tragedy, leaving our union and the entire community devastated,” it read.
“We demand that the law enforcing agencies swiftly bring the perpetrator to justice and impose the strictest and severest punishment possible. We urge that no individual or entity should seek bail for the accused, as it would be a direct challenge against the Konyak civil societies (CSO).
“This incident serves as a wake-up call for the entire administration and society. We implore the authorities to declare a state of war against drug users and peddlers, going to the extent of implementing a “shoot at sight” policy. The menace they pose to our society and the threats they impose on humanity cannot be tolerated any longer. We must take decisive action to protect our communities from the devastating consequences of drug abuse and trafficking,” it stated.
The Konyak Students’ Union (KSU) also expressed shocked over the dead of Ahoa Konyak on Thursday.
“One of the burning issues and widely discussed at all levels of authority among civil societies as well as government is the grave menace of alcohol and drug abuse particularly in Mon and Nagaland in general.
Consistently, it has been a prime agenda of KSU to annihilate the scourge of illicit drug usage and substances in the district. Based on Union’s resolution, inspections are conducted periodically. However, as a student body, the union possesses no sufficient resources, manpower and legal assistance to achieve the desired goal. Many of the measures undertaken by the government related to drug prohibition have remained a dead policy till date.
“The recent incident is a wake-up call for the Konyak community and we will be compelled to act on our own volition if the government remains adamant and the latter will be held solely responsible for any untoward consequences,” KSU said.
The union, while strongly condemning the inhuman act, appealed to the law enforcing agency to penalise the culprit as per the law and deliver justice at the earliest.