Crusade against illegal collection
DIMAPUR, AUGUST 7
A team of civil rights crusaders on Wednesday made a fervent appeal to protect the consumers by way of removing all the illegalities such as illegal collection of cash at the checkgates by Nagaland Police and others, exorbitant collection of toll tax by town council without providing any corresponding service to the payer, price rise of essential commodities etc. The appeal was made during an awareness programme conducted at Mount Tiyi College, Wokha and at the conference of Eloe Hoho, Wokha with all the civil societies based in Wokha district.
The civil rights team led by Kezhokhoto Savi had a marathon session with the Wokha based civil societies, such as, Eloe Hoho, Kyong Hoho, Kyong Students’ Union and youth and deliberated on the issues of illegal collection in the state.
It strongly opined that the hard work of Action Committee Against Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) should not be diluted by any group because it is purely for public cause which involves public welfare.
The president of NVCO Kezhokhoto Savi appealed the civil societies to form a similar committee to jointly fight against illegal taxation in the state and the district in particular. The civil societies also suggested to conduct another public meeting in this manner.
The team also had a good siting with district judge of Wokha who is also the president of District Consumer Disputes Rederessal Forum and the latter expressed his happiness for coming to Wokha to create awareness amongst the public and college students. He also revealed that no consumer case has been taken up in the forum and and opined that it is due to lack of awareness.
The civil rights crusaders consisted of Kezhokhoto Savi, Nancy Lotha, Tokaho, Nzano Lucy and Keneisetuo. In the morning session, they presented several topics which includes – right to food, human rights, child & women rights, domestic violence, medical negligence and state consumer helpline with toll free No 1800-345-3701, illegal taxation in the state and consumer rights.
The undergraduate section alongwith teaching faculty has attended the programme where the vice-principal of Mt. Tiyi College chaired the session. The team also met the district administration, wokha and submitted a representation to the Deputy Commissioner, Wokha title – ‘NVCO’s representation against illegal taxation, price-rise in goods & service charges in the state’.