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ACAUT reiterates need for enacting MCOCA-like law in State

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Extends solidarity to AKIDA
Dimapur, July 19: The ACAUT Nagaland has extend solidarity and support to the All Kohima Indane Distributors Association (AKIDA), as the physical assault on drivers of LPG carriers are akin to assault on frontline workers who risk their lives to deliver the very basic essential to keep our kitchen fire burning.
“The very fact that such basic essential goods supply is disrupted due to unabated multiple taxation on numerous occasions has caught the District Administration sleeping. During such unprecedented times where economy is reeling under the negative impact of Covid-19, business people and entrepreneurs are struggling to make their ends meet, the protective role of the respective District Authority is needed the most,” it said.
In a press release, ACAUT media cell reminded that the GST being paid by the business people goes to the Nagaland State exchequer, which is then released as salaries paid to the guardians and enforcers of law. “So it is their bounded duty to secure the lives of those who pays taxes and to ensure protection of its law abiding citizens. It is no secret that there is lacuna in the Judiciary system where arrested accused are released on bails and even serious crimes are given mild sentences,” it said.
ACAUT reiterated that the only panacea to plugged in such loopholes is by enacting similar law in Nagaland as that of Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act 1999 (MCOCA).
The release encouraged the AKIDA to stand steadfast on its genuine demand for justice and continue with the democratic means of peaceful “indefinite bandh” of LPG service until the responsible authorities are compelled to uphold the rule of law in the State. (Page News Service)

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