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TRNYF threatens to stop trade & commerce with Assam areas enforcing blockade

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 26: Following continuous economic blockade towards Mokokchung by Assam-based organizations, the Tsurangkong Range Naga Youth Front (TRNYF) today threatened to stop trade and commerce with those areas in Assam that are enforcing the blockade.

“…if anymore blockade is enforced then the TRNYF will not remain a mute spectator and the people of Tsurangkong area will also completely stop trade and commerce with those areas in Assam that is enforcing the blockade,” a statement issued by TRNYF president (interim), Bendangwati and secretary general, Shiluyongdang stated.
The TRNYF also said it would not be responsible for those workers in Tsurangkong, who are from the areas in Assam enforcing blockade and presently engaged in various industrial units in Tsurangkong. “The TRNYF is no longer in a position to protect them since the patience of the people is running out,” it said.
It also appealed to the neighbouring and adjoining Naga areas of Tsurangkong for solidarity and initiate measures to stop trade in the border areas as a sign of resentment to the lackadaisical attitude of the Government of Assam. It further appealed to the State Government to immediately make alternative arrangements to supply essential commodities to the affected area.
“It has also come to the knowledge of the TRNYF that the authorities in Assam are engaging in pressure tactics using various proxy organizations in and around New Sonowal. This is evident by the fact that the district authorities of Jorhat have neither tried to stop the earlier blockade nor is there any information of suo moto FIR against those organizations that earlier enforced the blockade against Nagaland at New Sonowal for 10 days,” it stated.
The Front reminded the organizations that have enforced the blockade that Nagaland does not share an international boundary with Assam, but they are two States in India governed by the same law. “So enforcing blockades of essential commodities, disrupting power supply by disallowing free movement of workers, etc. are against basic human right,” he said and appealed to the organizations that good sense should prevail.
(Page News Service)