Kohima, May 21 : The Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) has urged the State Government to arrange special trains for lock-down stranded persons from different cities in India and also to arrange feeder transport to help stranded people reach originating stations for onward journey to Nagaland.
In a press release issued by the Communication Department of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee today demanded that evacuation process should be completed within a week by deploying additional manpower to monitor the situation in different States and a senior IAS officer whose position in the government would be given due weightage by his counterparts in other States to meet the urgent demands of the unfolding humanitarian crisis. NPCC has expressed concern about the plight of citizens from Nagaland stranded in different parts of the country.
“55 days into lockdown, many workers have lost their jobs and are out on the streets after being evicted for non-payment of house rent. The ever looming threat of pandemic, racial attack and hunger are creating a greater humanitarian crisis far beyond our imagination,” it said, while adding that “Every passing day is becoming difficult to survive for the majority of our people.” The release said that the NPCC has been extending help to stranded people from the state through other state Congress units whenever they approached NPCC COVID-19 Task Force, however, with every state government in the north east arranging special trains to bring their citizens back, “the growing chorus of our people wanting to be evacuated is getting louder and louder.” Further, the NPCC offered its assistance in coordinating with Congress ruled states to evacuate stranded people while stating that “The State Government stands to lose nothing by putting up collective effort in these extraordinary times,” the release said. (UNI)