Naga Society Up Against The Wall Due To Unabated Taxation — State JD (U)    - Eastern Mirror
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Naga society up against the wall due to unabated taxation — State JD (U)   

By EMN Updated: Apr 27, 2024 3:50 pm

DIMAPUR — The Janata Dal United Nagaland has said that is aggrieved to witness the predicament being faced by the business community of Nagaland due to unabated taxation and extortion by various Naga political groups.

In a press release, the state JD (U) said that the manner in which the Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) is vending out its frustration in the form of business shut down is a clear ‘writing on the wall.’

“This situation manifests the fact that the backs of not only the business community but the Naga society as a whole is against the wall,” it said.

The party maintained that a “mass uprising is exigent” to confront the situation since merely leaving it to the government and the law enforcing agencies will be disastrous,  as is already seen over the years the lack of political will to contain the unabated extortion in the guise of taxation for Naga political cause.

“Such complacency has only resulted in the mushrooming of various underground groups with high sounding Naga political statements but intended only to use themselves as an industry or otherwise a money minting machine.

“Such groups look upon the business establishment as an Automated teller machine (ATM) for which the CNCCI has taken upon the cudgel in the form of closure of business establishments,” the party said.

Maintaining that economic Independence is paramount to political independence, the party said that if the growth of Naga economy is hampered, then the very meaning and principle of the Naga political movement will be defeated.

“Moreover it is also pertinent to mention that patriotism does not protrude its heads in the form of palatial building and SUVs during the course of the journey towards independence,” it added.

While expressing solidarity to the cause of CNCCI, the state JD (U) also urged the Naga society as a whole to abstain from taking the attitude of ‘wait and watch’ but come out to the open to fight the menace of unabated extortion and taxation.

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By EMN Updated: Apr 27, 2024 3:50:31 pm
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