NPF, orgs asks Govt to restore law and order

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Dimapur, March 23: The Naga People’s Front (NPF) has expressed shock by the lawlessness prevailing in the State in recent times and asked the Government of the day to immediately put its foot down and bring the culprits to book without any delay lest the Government be construed to have ushered in a change for the worse in the society.
The NPF was reacting to the killing of Lunkholal Singsong, a Government official recently in Zunheboto district, and the shooting and injury of Joy Chandra, a businessman Thursday evening at Dimapur, and the shooting of Rekha Das, a shopkeeper Friday morning also at Dimapur.
The NPF said the assassination bids in the commercial capital of the State in a span of 24 hours have created a fear psychosis in the minds of the business community. “These shootings could either be due to business rivalry or related to extortion by undesirable elements, the latter being more likely. Whatever the case may be, the Government of the day should immediately put its foot down and bring the culprits to book without any delay,” it said while condemning the incidents.
The NPF also urged the NNPGs to rein in their erring cadres involved in such lawlessness, saying when all are anticipating a solution to the Naga political problem very soon, that solution would be rendered redundant if peace and normalcy do not prevail in Naga society.
“The efforts of all sections of the Naga people to bring about a final and acceptable solution to the Naga political problem all these decades shall go in vain if we perpetrate such violent atrocities or allow them to continue in our society,” it added.
DCCI: The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry has also out rightly condemned the two shooting incidents in Dimapur by some unidentified armed miscreants.
Joy Chandra was shot at his shop at around 4:30 pm on March 22 at Nagarjan whereas Rekha Das was shot at around 6 am on March 23 at Midland, Dimapur. Both of them are small traders.
The DCCI requested the law enforcement agencies to expedite the process to nab the culprits and book them under the respective provision of the law.
The DCCI also requested the police administration to enhance the security in and around Dimapur city particularly main business areas and see that no such type of incidents happens in coming days.
DDCF: The Dimapur District Citizens Forum has condemned the two separate incidents of shooting of two innocent citizens by unknown miscreants in Dimapur within 15 hours of each other.
“Dimapur of late has been quite peaceful, but these sudden unlawful activities by unknown miscreants have created a sense of fear among the citizens of Dimapur,” it said.
The DDCF urged the law enforcing agencies to act immediately to restore confidence in the minds of the citizens of Dimapur and also to ensure that the culprits are caught at the earliest so that such incidents are not repeated again.
NPF Minority Cell: The NPF Minority Wing has vehemently condemned the assassination attempt on the lives of two traders of Dimapur town within a span of 14 hours.
“Both the incidents in which the unidentified armed gunmen tried to take the lives of Joy Chandra Shil and Rekha Das are equally condemnable,” it said. The cell also wished early recovery to both the victims admitted at Nikos Hospital.
NTC: The Nagaland Tribes Council has expressed shock at the cold blood murder of Lunkholal Singson, an employee of State’s Veterinary and Animal Husbandry department who was abducted on the night of March 17 near Mukhami while he was returning home from a night super bus.
“The barbaric action of miscreants deserves the highest order of condemnation by all conscious citizens. The return of such heinous crime in our society is alarming and the law enforcing agencies and judiciary must award stringent and exemplary punishment to the culprits to give a strong deterrent for such crime,” it said. The NTC also appreciated the prompt action of the civil organizations leading to the arrest of the culprits involved.
Dimapur Bongs: The Dimapur Bongs has expressed shock and condemnation at the broad daylight attempt on the lives of two citizens of Dimapur over two consecutive days.
In both incidences, two law abiding and innocent citizens have been shot at in the heart of Dimapur town, raising questions about the general safety of public. It is imperative to point out that both victims are non-Nagas, it said.
The Dimapur Bongs while condemning the two incidents urged all concerned authorities to undertake investigations at the earliest and bring the culprits to book. It also called upon the civil organisations, irrespective of race or tribe, to condemn such acts of violence.
(Page News Service)