Opposition corner Govt on law & order award

Opposition corner Govt on  law & order award
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Kohima, February 14: Opposition Naga Peoples’ Front (NPF) today cornered the State Government on being conferred with the best performing Law & Order State among the small category states despite the ground reality being different.
Opposition leader TR Zeliang while participating in the Budget 2020-21 debate in the Assembly, reminded the Government that all is not well in spite of the State being awarded in this regard.
He questioned the silence of the Government on the issue of Lamhai-Namdi, where a mob numbering 40-50 with automatic guns ravaged the village. He lamented that till today there is no report of the action taken on those miscreants.
He also highlighted that the goods transporters from outside the State are unwilling to send their trucks inside Nagaland as they face untold harassment in the form of illegal taxation which is going rampant and the Government has turned a blind eye to all these.
The goods are now unloaded at Khatkati, Assam and only after trucks are hired again from Nagaland, they are brought inside the State. This act has a major negative economic impact on the State, for which the Government must pay attention and take up corrective measures at the earliest, he said while seeking the response of the Leader of the House while delivering the Government’s reply to the Budget discussion on Saturday.
MLA Y M Yollow appreciated the receipt of the award, but questioned if the situation was so good what was the need to deploying security for construction of four-lane Nation Highway from Dimapur to Kohima.
MLA Chotisuh Sazo while lauding PDA’s acclaim of best performing state award in small category state by India Today group, however said “If we are getting the best performing award why AFSPA has to be imposed in our State?
He also questioned if situation is improved, why human rights activist from the State, Neingulo Krome was asked to deboard at Kolkota Airport while on flight and some Naga political leaders are still behind bars. Government has to clarify on the issue, he said.
MLA Yitachu said happy that the State is getting the award, but is the situation in ground reality that favourable? Law and order situation has to be considered in totality because there are existent problem along the border areas, where the police and administration are not protecting the general public, Yitachu said. (Page News Service)