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Angami youth body hits at Nagaland government for ‘biased actions’ in COVID-19 management

The Angami youth body in Nagaland has come out strongly against the reported exemption given to members of some affluent families returning from other states irrespective of the zones from the compulsory quarantine at government prescribed institutions on the basis of their influential status.

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Condemning the “biased actions” of the authorities, Northern Angami Youth Organization (NAYO) president Roko Angami and general secretary Ruokuoneitso Kire urged the government to seriously adhere to the rules laid down for the safety of all citizens against the COVID 19 pandemic as it does not differentiate people based on any ground and “definitely not between the rich and the poor”.

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The youth body also insisted on the mandatory 14-day institutional quarantine by the government and one can be discharged only after producing the certificate of negative re-sampling, which will be followed by 14-day home quarantine – that is a total of 28-day quarantine irrespective of class, creed or religion.
The NAYO also requested youth organizations under its jurisdiction to be more circumspect at this juncture as the general public is at colossal risk and instructed them not to allow any traveler into their colonies or villages for home quarantine without the mandatory institution quarantine re-sampling certificate.

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The Angami youth body further cautioned individuals as well as the families who have violated the quarantine at the Government provided centers that in the event of any ill-fated situation or casualties resulting from their failure to observe the rules, the organization will take “the gravest of actions” against them. “Such callous behavior risking the lives of the entire denizens and that at a time such as this would mean the most serious implications from the organization,” it cautioned.

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