Supports DCCI’s shutdown on Sept 16
DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 13: The Naga Council Dimapur (NCD) has condemned the kidnapping of a 3-year old boy, by unknown miscreants on September 10, who was rescued on September 12 through the prompt action of Dimapur police.
The NCD said citizens of Dimapur have been subjected to a number of criminal acts, such as kidnapping, rape, abduction, looting, extortion, intimidation or rampant taxation and other anti-social activities committed by some underground factions and illegal Bangladeshi immigrants.
In a press release, NCD president, Etsungmomo Kikon and general secretary, Thsapongkyu Sangtam lauded the Police Department and asked the law enforcing agencies to take appropriate befitting punishment to the kidnappers as per the law of the land.
The NCD also backed the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s (DCCI) call for total closure of shops and business establishment on September 16 against rampant multiple and illegal taxation by various groups and Government agencies. The illegal taxation and extortion by various underground outfits and Government agencies in Nagaland is establishing decisively its space in the society and is now becoming an inevitable evil, it said.
“This menace of illegal taxation prevailing in the State is creating fear and resentment amongst the business community and the public, thus violating the fundamental rights of the people to live with dignity, to live without fear, freedom to profess any profession and the right to equality and equal protection of law guaranteed by the Constitution”, the NCD stated.
Stating that the business community has borne the brunt of such illegal collections and ultimately the consumers became the victims, the NCD urged all the stakeholders and the general public not to remain silent and be content to pay the inflated prices but to speak out as many voices to push for the change.
(Page News Service)