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Angami youth bodies appeal NPCC to withhold bandh

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By EMN Updated: Dec 07, 2013 1:58 am
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EMN
Dimapur, December 6

Angami youth organizations have requested the Congress party to reconsider its decision to clamp a strike in Kohima District on December 9 considering the ‘festive season” and not to hamper the ongoing Hornbill Festival.
The Congress party is protesting against the Nagaland government’s retention of tainted Health Minister Imkong Imchen, as well as the corruption in the government and public establishments.
A letter addressed to the president of the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee from the Angami Youth Organization and Angami Students’ Union was received here today. In one good length the two organizations stated: “We are being constrained to state that owing to the festive season, with everyone busy hurrying up their activities for the ending year around, with a number of schools and colleges in the midst of their final examinations and classes and with the ongoing famed state Hornbill Festival around with a high number of both domestic and international tourists in the state, particularly in the state capital of Kohima, the proposed bandh of the NPCC at Kohima on the 9th of December 2013, is not deemed convenient and appropriate taking into consideration the factors highlighted above.”
The local organizations said to “genuinely understand and well comprehend the effort of the NPCC in voicing resentment and in registering protest against corruption and other vices prevalent in our society, particularly against the flaws and illegalities under public offices and establishments.” To that cause, the AYO and ASU stated in the letter, “we definitely would need the unflinching cooperation, support and solidarity of each and every individuals, groups and organizations.”
The organizations have urged the NPCC to reconsider the proposed strike. “This appeal is being made to your authority in the best interest of our society as well as to avoid all undue hassles and untoward incidents that might arise out of the proposed bandh if not reconsidered,” the AYO and ASU stated.

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By EMN Updated: Dec 07, 2013 1:58:29 am