DIMAPUR, APRIL 29: The Western Sumi Youth Front (WSYF) has urged authorities to “seriously view” the banning of street vendors and food courts in Dimapur.
In a press release, the WSYF stated that it has affected the livelihood of many youths. “It may be mentioned that in busiest markets and streets such as New Market, Old Market, Hongkong Market, MP Road, etc., non-locals are allotted fast food stalls and run businesses day and night throughout the year but the venue in question is the only place where our youths run business during night hours.
“The WSYF being apex youth organisation (sic) appeals to concerned authorities to reconsider their decision and permit our boys and girls to earn their livelihood by fixing appropriate work timing and creating mechanism to check any wrongdoings”, it stated.
The WSYF suggested the authorities to allot an alternate location to the vendors at the earliest.
“In the event of authorities reconsidering its banning order, the WSYF assure to give full cooperation to authorities and if given assignment, the WSYF will consider deputing its volunteers for better Dimapur”, it stated.
The WSYF acknowledged Nagaland Government’s decision to extend Inner Line Permit regime to Dimapur, Chümoukedima and Niuland.
It appealed to all GBs and councils of villages and towns under Western Sümi jurisdiction to cooperate with the authorities.
(Page News Service)