Post Mortem

Response to CNC’s statement on Sunday trade

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 3/16/2019 12:24:23 PM IST

 Dimapur is one of the fastest growing metropolitan city perhaps in the whole north-east India having hundred thousands of households where very citizen leads ever busy lives 24/7 without rest even on holy Sunday. Besides, it is being overflowed by shoppers from all over the state 24/7 and is being surrounded by hundreds of villages in its vicinities who throng the city in terms of hundreds of thousands every day including Sunday and in terms of thousands from across the border.

The honest and humble appeal made by the Council for Nagalim Churches (CNC) as carried by all the local print and electronic media has drawn the attention of the Naga Council Dimapur (NCD), GBs Union Dimapur, Dimapur Urban Colony Chairman Federation, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Business Association of Nagaland, and East Dimapur Business Association in particular on the issue of opening businesses on Sunday. As such, we wish to assert that as practicing Christians, we strongly stand on the ‘national faith’ of the Naga people, however, religion and faith are personal choices and so we have no argument with the CNC.

However, the fact of the matter is, Dimapur is not a dead city. It is ever growing on all spheres. Every day, there are sick people needing medical attention for which they travel to Dimapur even on Sunday, through train, buses, air planes and various mode of taxis from in and outside the city. People need food of perishable and non perishables, need resting places away from home, and nowadays, not only Dimapurians but most of the citizens of the state lead busy lives having no time to go for cutting their hair in saloons on week days and to shop for essentials. Such are the facts of life today.

However, it must be mentioned that the authorities in the NSCN/GPRN have allowed Petrol Pump, Hotels and Restaurants, Medical Stores and Pharmacies, Bakeries and Confectionaries, Travel Agencies, etc. to open one after the other subsequently. As per reliable sources, it is learnt that as of now, the authorities are talking with Saloon Owners and we believe that the saloons may be open very soon.

Dimapur town cannot be considered for Christ alone because ‘Nagaland for Christ’ is for every nook and corner of Nagaland.

Naga Council Dimapur, GBs Union Dimapur. 

Dimapur Urban Colony Chairman Federation, Naga Women Hoho Dimapur, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Business Association of Nagaland, East Dimapur Business Association

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