Tuesday, September 27, 2022

72-hr ‘chakka bandh’ from today; CNCCI and DCCI extend support

The 72-hour “chakka bandh” called but the All Nagaland Goods Movers Union (ANGMU) will commence from September 5 and continue till September 7. The ‘chakka bandh’ has been called to protest against the August 26 firing incident, in which the union claimed that an employee of TS Goods Carrier suffered injuries.
Condemning the incident, Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) and Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) have extended their support and solidarity to the 72-hour chakka bandh.
In a press note, CNCCI media affairs said that the firing incident which took place in the commercial centre of Dimapur was nothing short of a murder attempt and reminded the perpetrators and criminals involved in the incident that the business community would not bow down to such acts of terror and intimidation.
It further urged upon the concerned authority to immediately look into the incident which has created a fear psychosis in the minds of the business community in Nagaland. Such incidents are a big deterrent to the progress of any civilized society, it added.
DCCI: In a separate statement, DCCI grievances cell convener Omega Yepthomi termed the August 26 firing incident as shocking and strongly condemned such acts that threatened live of citizens, especially the business community.
DCCI said it had time and again raised the serious issue of certain elements harassing Dimapur-based transporters in the form of monetary demands and threats through mobile calls and SMSes. Earlier too, it claimed that there were instances of these elements coming with their own lock and keys and shutting down offices of the transporters if their demands were not entertained.
DCCI demanded that the law enforcing agencies should take swift and prompt action against the perpetrators so as to instil a sense of security amongst the business community.
It also appealed to all citizens of Dimapur to bear with the inconvenience due to the chakka bandh, as the transporters were compelled to call for the bandh to express their resentment over increasing harassment meted to them by different groups.