Mokokchung, 8 February (MTNews): The Naga Students’ Federation (NSF) expressed its deep concern and condemned the “reprehensible police assault” on Moalong Jamir, a second-semester student at Tetso College, perpetrated by the Anti Vehicle Thief Squad (AVTS) on 29 January. “This shocking incident has stirred a groundswell of indignation from concerned citizens across the region,” the NSF said.
NSF said that Moalong Jamir’s brutal “encounter” with the AVTS has not only left the entire student community in shock and disbelief but has also raised serious questions about the excessive use of force by few personnel from the law enforcement. “The NSF, as the collective voice of Naga students, stands in solidarity with the victim, strongly denouncing this act of violence against a student pursuing his education or upon any individual,” it said.
The injuries inflicted upon Moalong Jamir, including damage to his left ear drum, a fractured spinal cord, and a swollen kidney, reveal the gravity of the situation, NSF said. “This underscores the urgent need for a thorough and impartial investigation to bring those responsible to justice,” it added.
The NSF emphasized the importance of accountability and transparency in cases of abuse of power. While acknowledging the vital role played by the police in maintaining public safety, the federation stressed the imperative to uphold the principles of justice, fairness, and human rights at all times.
The NSF called for the immediate suspension of the erring personnel responsible for the assault on Moalong Jamir within three days and that the suspension order be brought in public domain. “Failure to take decisive action against those responsible will compel the Naga Students’ Federation to pursue its own course of action to ensure justice for the victim and to prevent the recurrence of such heinous acts,” NSF cautioned.
“The abuse of power by those entrusted with upholding law and order is disheartening, and the NSF believes that the principles of justice must prevail irrespective of the circumstances. The federation urges the authorities to conduct an impartial and expeditious investigation into the incident, holding the guilty parties accountable to restore public confidence in the integrity of law enforcement,” NSF stated.
Expressing solidarity with the victim and his family, the NSF further called upon all conscientious citizens, civil society organizations, and the general public to join hands in condemning “this act of brutality.”
“Together, we must strive for a society where the rights and dignity of every individual are safeguarded,” it said.
”For the sake of justice, the Naga Students’ Federation urges a swift response from the concerned authorities and remains steadfast in its commitment to ensuring that Moalong Jamir receives the justice he deserves,” the NSF maintained.