Saturday, October 8, 2022

ANGMU indefinite ‘shutters down’ from Sep 16

After the 72-hour “chakka bandh” by DCCI from September 5-7, 2022, the All Nagaland Goods Movers Union (ANGMU) has called for shutter down of all Dimapur-based goods transport offices with effect from September 16 for indefinite period.
ANGMU in a statement said the indefinite closure of transport offices was called as the authorities failed to arrest the miscreants responsible for August 26 firing incident, in which one employee of TS Goods Carrier at Kalibari Road suffered injuries. In a representation addressed to the deputy commissioner (DC) Dimapur, the ANGMU said it was left with no other option but to call for the ‘chakka bandh’ following the firing incident.
ANGMU regretted that even nearly 20 days after the incident, the miscreants responsible have not been arrested. The Union said this posed serious threat on the life and livelihood of its members. Further, the union claimed that its members were still facing multiple threats from anti-social elements. ANGMU stated that after thorough deliberation with its members and other civil society groups and NGOs, it has unanimously resolved to withhold all goods transportation to Dimapur. The union has also decided to hoist black flags in all the Dimapur-based goods transport offices.
ANGMU said due to the above reasons, it was left with no other means, but to resort to the democratic means to protest against rampant incidents of extortion, threats and harassment to the members of the union.
ANGMU has appealed to the DC Dimapur to take prompt necessary steps for bringing the culprits of the August 26 incident to justice and also expedite steps for ensuring safe and conducive atmosphere for the goods transporters.