72-hour ‘chakka bandh’ in Dmp from today; CNCCI, DCCI extend solidarity | MorungExpress

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Markets to function normally

Dimapur, September 4 (MExN): Transportation of goods and other supplies are likely to be affected across Dimapur district with the 72-hour ‘chakka bandh’ called by the All Nagaland Goods Movers Union (ANGMU) beginning on Monday. The bandh will continue until September 7.

The ANGMU has called for the bandh to protest the firing incident on August 26, in which one employee of TS Goods Carrier, located at Kalibari Road near Dimapur Municipal Council office reportedly “sustained injuries.”

However, it was informed that it would be restricted to goods transporters and the markets would function normally during the bandh period.

Meanwhile, the Confederation of Nagaland Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CNCCI) and the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), while condemning the incident have extended their support and solidarity to the 72-hour ‘chakka bandh.’

In a condemnation note, the CNCCI called the incident a “murder attempt” and reminded the ‘perpetrators and criminals involved that the business community will not bow down to such acts of terror and intimidation.’

The Confederation also urged the concerned authority to immediately look into the incident which has created 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.

Meanwhile, condemning the incident, the DCCI stated that time and again, it has raised the serious issue of certain elements harassing the Dimapur-based transporters in the form of monetary demands and threats through mobile calls and SMSs.

Earlier too, 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, stated a press release from Omega Yepthomi, Convenor, Grievances Cell, DCCI.

To this end, the Chamber demanded swift and prompt action against the perpetrators by the law enforcing agencies to ‘instill a sense of security among the business community.’

The DCCI also appealed to the citizens of Dimapur to bear with the inconvenience due to the ‘chakka bandh,’ as the transporters are “compelled to call for the bandh to express their resentment over increasing harassment meted to them by different groups.”

Sources at both CNCCI and DCCI informed The Morung Express that the ‘chakka bandh’ would be restricted within Dimapur and have no impact on normal operation of the markets.

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