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Organizations condemn tax demand

DIMAPUR, MAY 22 (NPN) | Publish Date: 5/22/2020 1:14:15 PM IST

Several organizations such as- Darogapathar Youth Organisation (DYO), Business Association Darogapathar Village (BADV), Darogapathar Village Angami Community (DVAC), Tenyimi Union Dimapur( TUD) and Chakhro Angami Kuda Youth Organization (CAKYO)- have strongly condemned the “tax” served on the proprietor of M/s Progressive Motors Dimapur, allegedly by cadres of a Naga National Political Group (NNPG).

In a joint statement DYO general secretary Otto K. Murumi and BADV general secretary Lima Walling expressed strong condemnation against the “harassment and taxation demands” meted out to the staff and management of M/s T.K. Service at a time when the whole world was reeling under the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 pandemic. The two organisations reaffirmed the August 16,2016 resolution of the Darogapathar Village Council (DVC) for “one government, one tax” and ban on illegal taxation within Darogapathar village jurisdiction. The two bodies also urged upon the government of India and the “Naga national leaders” to bring an early political solution, which would help mitigate the multiple taxation faced by the Nagas and the business community in particular.

DVAC: Darogapathar Village Angami community (DVAC) asserted that the “act of extortion” was the worst that could take place at a crucial juncture where the economy has come to a standstill and people were all struggling to make ends meet with limited resources at hand.  DVAC general secretary Vitsolie Solo said that the community vehemently condemned the alleged physical and mental torture of a fellow Naga entrepreneur by “a highly respected NNPG group”. Terming the act as “very uncalled for”, DVAC asserted that such act should be condemned to its core by every right thinking citizen. DVAC has, therefore, urged all the law enforcing government agencies to intervene at the earliest and provide necessary security and allow the proprietor to run his business without any inconveniences.

TUD: Tenyimi Union Dimapur through its media cell said it was “anguished and disturbed by the action of the NSCN (U) demanding tax” from M/s. Progressive Motors Dimapur with a threat to close the show room and also warning the staff that they would be attending work at their own risk. 

TUD extended solidarity with CAKU, BAN, PAC, ACAUT and DVC in condemning the action. Further, it lauded the prompt action of the Dimapur police in apprehending the accused and appealed to the authority to take action as per the law of the land.

CAKYO: Chakhro Angami Kuda Youth Organization (CAKYO) has also vehemently condemned the act adding that “harassment of local businessmen by the so called Naga political groups” was a mockery to the Naga cause which demoralized the hardworking business community.

 CAKYO president Lhuzhiecha Kevichusa and general Secretary Kehodi Yoho said it was “high time the public rise up to weed out this parasitic culture of feeding on the sweat and blood of honest and hardworking people striving to earn a living.” 

Meanwhile, the organisation lauded the police for the swift and timely action and appealed the responsible authorities “not to relent at any cost.”

 

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