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Total lockdown detrimental to society: NAYO

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Kohima, August 3: As the state capital Kohima entered the 10th day of total lockdown, the Northern Angami Youth Organization (NAYO) has observed that the complete lockdown imposed by Kohima District Task Force is detrimental to the society and asked the State Government and DTF to find alternative measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.
Extending its support and solidarity to the frontline workers, police and the administration in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, the NAYO, however, expressed concern on the extension of total lockdown in the State capital.
NAYO, which is mostly a village based organization comprising of 32 villages as well as a good portion of the urban areas in Kohima, said it is severely concerned for the well being of its fellow citizens as total lockdown has rendered most of them jobless.
Adding to their miseries, NAYO lamented that many business fraternities are taking advantage of the pitiable situation by skyrocketing the prices of commodities. “This hazardous practice is condemnable,” said a release issued by NAYO president Roko Angami and general secretary Ruokuoneitso Kire.
NAYO cautioned the business fraternities and also asked its volunteers to strictly monitor the price lists set by KMC in their respective colonies so that citizens will not be victimized. It also requested the DTF to review the present system of permitting only some groceries in the colonies as it is not only biased but also invites monopoly.
While reiterating its earlier stand, NAYO appealed to the Government and District Task Force to look into the matter and find an alternative to total lockdown as it is more detrimental to the advantages of the society.
Also maintaining that the lockdown has greatly affected the day to day normal lives to a great extent and gave rise to local crime, theft and robbery in the society, NAYO lauded the Kohima SP and his team of police for their prompt actions and for keeping the law and order inspite of the sorry state of affairs in the State.
NAYO further assured all support to the police in fighting against any criminal act. (Page News Service)