Cong asked to reconsider strike
DIMAPUR, DECEMBER 1
A local business group has requested the Indian Nagaland Congress unit of Nagaland to reconsider the latter’s decision to clamp a “bandh” in Dimapur on December 3.
The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) has appealed to Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) to reconsider the latter’s move to call a 12-hour in Dimapur district.
The DCCI is requesting the NPCC to defer its proposed bandh “till the festive season is over.”
The business organization is not a political organization and is not ‘against or in support’ of the proposed strike “but as a concerned organization of the society, it is the moral responsibility of the DCCI to appeal on behalf of the general public.”
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“December is the month of festive season during which thousands of people from other parts of the state come to Dimapur for shopping and a time for weddings and other programmes which are taking place every day and most importantly, the on-going examinations of school children,” the DCCI explained in the press release issued to the media. “Therefore, calling for a bandh during this time would not only cripple the normal life of the town but would also spoil the festive mood of the people.”
In another matter, the grievance cell of the DCCI appreciated the Naga underground groups for declaring “not to collect any form of donation in the name of festive season.” Such a “gesture” shown by the armed groups would be appreciated by all, the businessmen said. The DCCI also condemned the abduction and killing of a businessman Kishori Prasad. The perpetrators of the crime “should not be allowed to exist in the society,” the press release said.
While lauding the Chekiye Youth Organization for helping the police in capturing the criminals, the DCCI urged the law enforcing agencies to “leave no stone unturned in its investigation process to nab the absconding criminals and not to grant bail to any of those involved in the crime.”
economic integration with the region.
“The Centre and State Governments should work together to rapidly build connectivity and infrastructure linkages with the rest of India as well as our neighbours,” he added.