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Illegal collection is back at check gates: BAN

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Dimapur, November 18: Business Association of Nagas (BAN) today said that after a brief lull, illegal collection/taxation has started at the check gates leading to rise in prices of certain commodities.
In a press release, the BAN said enormous time and effort put in by tribal bodies and organizations under the aegis of the Public Action Committee (PAC) of Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) seems to have gone futile.
It said with the festive season round the corner, the business community was hopeful of a ‘tax fee’ Christmas but it seems some unsculpturous elements have other ideas.
“Sad as it is, the business community will have to pass on the tax burden to the citizens which will lead to rise in price of commodities,” it added.
Stating that the BAN was happy to see the pretty picture of NCD and WC, NNPGs in the press with the message that “issues have been amicably resolved”, the Association said the citizens would surely like to know from the NCD what issues were resolved.
The NCD being the apex tribal body in Dimapur has started a noble initiative like the PAC and the business community and citizens have high hope that this initiative will continue to curb the menace of illegal taxation, it added. (Page News Service)

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