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WSH resents Nagaland government’s memo on road blockade; to continue indefinite bandh

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By EMN Updated: Aug 16, 2022 11:56 pm
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Dimapur, Aug. 16 (EMN): The Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) has expressed resentment against the timing of office memorandum issued by the Home department in connection with the blockade of national highways and public roads, alleging that it “reflects nothing but double standards on the part of the Government of Nagaland”.

It came just hours after the home commissioner issued an office memorandum stating that blocking of national highways and public roads is a punishable offence under various Acts and law.

In a representation to the commissioner of state, through the deputy commissioner of Chumoukedima, the WSH stated that the ‘office memorandum’ would have been justified had it been issued immediately after the CSOs of Peren district intimated to the DC Peren on August 9 about their “already resolved decision” to impose blockade on Kiyevi village.

It alleged that the commissioner’s office instead obliged to the unjustified blockade of Kiyevi village by the CSOs of Peren district and relented to their demand through a letter to deputy commissioners of Chümoukedima and Peren, by agreeing to keep the payment of damage compensation to Kiyevi village on hold.

The WSH stated that it ‘was left with no option but to impose a counter blockade to fight for the bonafide right of Kiyevi village which is a recognised village under its jurisdiction’.

The WSH stated that it is “deeply anguished by the one-sided stance of the government” which it claimed, is clearly manifested by the release of the office memorandum (OM) only after the WSH imposed a counter blockade.

The hoho further argued that ‘for the sake of justice and peaceful co-operative co-existence, the government could have done itself a favour had it issued the OM immediately after the imposition of Kiyevi blockade by the CSOs of Peren district or after due payment of damage compensation under package-III to Kiyevi village’.

“In the face of such blatant injustice, the WSH has no other alternative but to further strengthen and continue with its indefinite bandh until the government revokes its order to keep on hold the payment of damage compensation to Kiyevi village. The WSH expects from the government the dispensation of equal treatment and justice,” it stated.

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By EMN Updated: Aug 16, 2022 11:56:43 pm