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NSCN (Khango) hits out at DCCI, Nagaland government

By EMN Updated: May 03, 2024 6:24 pm

DIMAPUR — The NSCN/GPRN (Khango) has hit out at the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) for ‘unjustly’ blaming the Naga political groups (NPGs) for the menace of multiple taxation.

The group also took exception to the state government’s move to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against individuals and groups indulging in illegal taxation and extortion.

Condemning the “irresponsible actions” of the DCCI, the NSCN (Khango), in a press release, alleged that the DCCI is “a group of self-serving individuals who holds no authority to dictate the matters of national importance.”

“The Naga political struggle, including the right to levy taxes is a matter solely between the NSCN and the Naga people since its inception. The DCCI’s interference in this sensitive national issue creates confusion among the public and undermines the hard-earned progress of the Naga National movement over several decades,” it asserted.

It also maintained that since the Government of India and the NSCN/GPRN (K) signed a ceasefire agreement as separate entities, the state government “is not subjected to the political affairs of the NSCN.”

Questioning the state government’s directive to invoke the National Security Act (NSA) against individuals and detain them outside the state, the group termed the directive as “simply a mockery undermining the ceasefire ground rules and its mechanism.”

It cautioned that the state government and home minister will be held solely responsible for any consequences that befall on NSCN members due to the “misguided decision.”

On the DCCI’s charter of demand to the state government and the subsequent order issued by the Home department, the NSCN (Khango) informed that it held a meeting on May 1 and deliberated the issue thoroughly, and resolved that the “NSCN/GPRN government is fully prepared even to the extent of abrogating ceasefire to safeguard the rights of the Naga national cause.”

“The NSCN/GPRN (K) government will explore all available avenues to expose the state government agencies, security forces, committee/union those responsible for these detrimental actions and hold them accountable for the ensuing consequences in the second phase,” it added.

By EMN Updated: May 03, 2024 6:24:02 pm
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