DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 15: The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) has reiterated its decision to impose a total shutdown of all shops, markets and business houses on September 16, despite request from the Nagaland Government to call it off.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the traders’ body informed that the 12-hour total shutdown will start from 6 am till 6 pm.
“However, DCCI would like to make it clear that there should not be any confusion regarding the shutdown. The shutter-down protest is confined only to all shops, markets and business houses and restriction of goods transport. The protest will in no way affect or hinder normal running of Government offices, banks or educational institutions. Also, there will not be restriction on plying of Government or private vehicles, except goods transport”, it stated.
The DCCI expressed gratitude to CNCCI and all its subordinate district units and various civil society organisations for extending solidarity and support “in the collective fight against the menace of illegal and multiple taxations”.
It also acknowledged the latest steps taken by the State Government in addressing some grievances of the business community.
“However, DCCI agrees with CNCCI that the response of the State Government to ‘certain demands’ is still vague. On the shutdown day, volunteers would be stationed in strategic points and gates to ensure smooth and peaceful observance of the democratic protest” it added.
(Page News Service)