Nagaland Hindi teachers condemn assault on Kohima unit president
DIMAPUR — The All Nagaland Hindi Teacher’s Union (ANHTU) has condemned the alleged assault of its Kohima unit president, Vizothal Zhotso, at his residence in the state capital, around 10 pm on January 6.
In a delayed press release received here on Wednesday, the union claimed that two unidentified armed miscreants initially threatened the victim at gunpoint, demanding the release of undisclosed files that ‘he was not aware of’, before physically assaulting him and leaving him unconscious.
Condemning the cowardly act, the ANHTU clarified that it doesn’t handle any kind of official files and that they are handled by the departmental office.
“We express our concern and outrage over this senseless act of violence. Such acts of aggression have no place in a civilised society, and therefore, we stand united against any such form of violence or intimidation,” it said.
While expressing solidarity to the victim and his family, the union pointed out that such incidents undermine the safety and wellbeing of its leaders.
“It is crucial that we collectively work towards creating an environment where such incidents are not tolerated,” it added.