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Various organisations back DCCI’s call for shutter down

By EMN Updated: Apr 24, 2024 11:14 pm

DIMAPUR — Various organisations including the Kohima Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) have come out in support of the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI)’s call for shutdown of business establishments.

In a press release, the KCCI announced that it has decided to impose a 12-hour shutter down from 6 am to 6 pm on April 26 to show solidarity.

Appreciating the DCCI for taking a bold and firm stand to express the grievances of the business community, the KCCI said it is a common issue and a contemplative concern to all.

Seeking support and cooperation from its members, civil societies and public, it further stated that, “pharmacies, hotels and bakeries will be exempted from the preview of the closure in order to cater to medical necessities and travellers in the district”.

Angami Youth Organisation

Taking into consideration the menace of illegal taxation and extortion by NPGs and its toll on the common citizens who are ultimately made to bear the brunt of such nefarious activities, the Angami Youth Organisation urged the public and the business community to support the common cause.

“It is a matter of undeniable fact that, the issue of rampant extortion and unabated illegal taxation by Naga Political Groups (NPGs) and anti-social elements has rendered the business community with untold hardships and difficulties in sustaining their establishments,” it said, while affirming its cooperation with the DCCI’s call.

Nagaland medicine dealers

In a separate statement, the Nagaland Medicine Dealers Association (NMDA) directed all the medical shops in and around Dimapur and Chümoukedima to remain closed on April 26 in support of the bandh called by the DCCI.

“However, it is directed to all medical shops to remain open from April 27 onwards as normal,” it added.

Petroleum dealers

Further, the Petroleum Dealers’ Association of Dimapur, Niuland and Chümoukedima (PDADNC) has reaffirmed its support to the ‘indefinite shutter-down.’

In a press release, the association requested all the retail outlets of different petroleum companies located in the three districts to co-operate with the DCCI’s call to shut all business establishments, to protest the unabated multiple taxation, intimidation, summons and harassment meted out to the business community by various Naga political groups (NPGs).

Pointing out that no exemplary action has been taken to stop the taxation menace despite such activities taking place under the nose of the administration and police, the association requested the government to rein in the situation to avoid further complications.

Also read: DCCI to impose indefinite shutter down in Dimapur from April 26

By EMN Updated: Apr 24, 2024 11:14:49 pm
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