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WSH adopts resolution on bandhs, marriages and others

DIMAPUR, JUN 9 (NPN) | Publish Date: 6/9/2019 11:58:05 AM IST

In a major development, Western Sumi Hoho (WSH) has announced that henceforth it would oppose lightning bandhs in Western Sumi-inhabited areas of Dimapur district. This was resolved at a coordination meeting held with all its frontal organisations in Niuland on Saturday. 

The hoho in a statement issued by its media cell stated that, from now on, any bandh call in the future could be given only after taking WSH into confidence and with its prior consultation, failing which no Tom, Dick or Harry organisation would be allowed to call a sudden downing of shutters and putting denizens of Dimapur into discomfort. 

According to the hoho, the trend of calling bandhs at the whims and fancies of organisations was causing lot of hardships and inconveniences not only to the business community, but also to all the residents of Dimapur district. 

On the recent bandh call given by some students in Dimapur, WSH wanted to know why Dimapurians always had to bear the brunt and suffer for any protest or agitation that took place in Kohima and the “logic of holding an umbrella here in Dimapur when it rains in Kohima”.

Asserting that Dimapurians could not be made a scapegoat every time for any kind of standoff or impasse with the State government, the organisation pointed out that being the State’s commercial hub, such practice put travellers, sick people and daily wage earners into immense hardship. 

Stating that any democratic form of protest should be done by taking one step at a time and pointing out that calling for a sudden shutdown of all shops and business establishments was highly unjustified and uncalled for, the hoho “sternly” warned that if any individual, group or organisation was found indulging in such a practice, they would be dealt firmly as resolved.

WSH also reiterated to reaffirm its stand on the earlier resolutions and strictly enforce the land reforms set by elders. 

Further, the hoho would streamline certain practices like marriage and child adoption for preserving and safeguarding “our cultural and tribal identity”, the statement added.

 

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