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Acaut condemns forced closure of EITA

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By EMN Updated: Oct 22, 2020 8:15 pm
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Dimapur, Oct. 22 (EMN): The Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (Acaut) has strongly condemned the forced closure of the East India Transport Agency (EITA) in Dimapur, run by two Naga lady entrepreneurs.

It was only a month ago that Acaut wrote an open letter to the governor of Nagaland, exposing the upgraded modus operandi of specific commodities being assigned to prescribed transport agencies with added unabated taxes leading to escalation of price in essential commodities, read a press release issued on Thursday.

“The disturbing question that has emerged out of this fiasco is about bona-fide Nagas, that too women entrepreneurs who are harassed and obstructed from doing business in their own land. This should awaken the conscience of every right thinking citizens of the state as it is about depriving right to livelihood and survival. It is as good as asking its citizens not to continue living in their own land and goes against the very basic tenets of Human Rights,” Acaut stated.

Acaut also pointed out that in 2014, it had brought to the public knowledge about one South India Transport Agency owned and operated by a Naga which was not allowed to run business by the transport cartel conniving with some members of the Naga national groups.

It asserted that the unscrupulous elements forming the transport syndicates should respect the Nagas’ sentiments by not jostling with upcoming entrepreneurs, otherwise, it said ‘a breaking point has come where public will put our feet down against such parasitic vermin’.

Acaut urged the law enforcing agency to act as a call of duty to abide by the week deadline given by the Public Action Committee to regain the faith and trust of its citizens.

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By EMN Updated: Oct 22, 2020 8:15:30 pm