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DAN has failed to protect citizens: NPCC
Published on 19 Nov. 2010 1:23 AM IST
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Lambasting the ruling NPF-led DAN government for alleged failure to effect the rule of law, the Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) Thursday condemned what it described as “ lawlessness that is prevailing in Nagaland, especially Dimapur” where people do not feel secure anymore.
NPCC media cell chairman Dr.K.Hoshi expressed “alarm” that many more crimes go unreported, saying those reported to police were “just the proverbial tip of the ice-berg”.
The NPCC media cell chairman Dr.K.Hoshi, in a communiqué, also demanded dismissal of the NPF-led DAN government for its alleged failure to protect its citizens.
“NPF-led DAN government has miserably failed to protect the citizens from the unlawful activities,” said NPCC media cell chairman Dr. K. Hoshi.
Admitting that factional clashes have “no doubt” reduced, Dr. Hoshi, however, said organized crimes have assumed “menacing magnitude.”
He also said that law and order situation should not be gauged from the “mere absence of factional clashes.”
“Extortion and looting at gun point, kidnapping and ransom, threat and intimidation, vehicle theft, cheating, etc. have become the order of the day,” Dr. Hoshi asserted, adding people were physically harassed and mentally tortured endlessly.
Further, stating that government of the day” should shoulder the responsibility to rehabilitate those affected, Dr. Hoshi said: “If the government is worth its salt, it should show its existence in action.”
Pointing out that “rampant multiple taxation” by different underground groups, non-government organizations and even government agencies in various check posts have crossed all limits, Dr. Hoshi said this was making business activities almost impossible.
“Prices of commodities have sky-rocketed. In the end, it is the ordinary citizens who are paying the brunt. There’s no sign of the existence of the popular government,” he said.
Stating that Dimapur has become a safe haven for criminals, the state Congress said yet the government was sleeping over the lawlessness.
NPCC held that while the state home minister kept on heaping praises on police force for doing commendable jobs in arresting many law-breakers, the fate of those arrested normally end up going scot-free by paying petty fines.
He stated that guilty were seldom punished as deemed fit and that no exemplary punishment were meted that would serve as deterrent for future crimes.
Dr.Hoshi claimed that DAN government has “practically transferred the system of governance to multiple parallel governments,” saying a government that could not protect its people has no right to stay in the saddle. He also demanded state home minister own moral responsibility and step down.
The NPCC in the statement also appealed to the Governor of Nagaland to “feel the pulse of the helpless public and bring the slumbering government to task for its many failures on law and order front.”

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