Nagaland Government

1. Nagaland Govt. responds to Dimapur Chamber of Commerce strike, vows action against illegal taxation.
2. Directed DGP and Commissioner Nagaland to implement strict measures against harassment of the business community.
3. Measures aim to curb intimidation faced by businessmen from Naga Political Groups (NPGs).

Kohima, April 27: In response to the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s one-day indefinite strike on April 26, the Nagaland State Government has pledged action against illegal taxation and intimidation faced by businessmen from Naga Political Groups (NPGs).

The government directed the Director General of Police (DGP) and Commissioner Nagaland to implement stringent measures to address harassment against the business community. A directive issued on April 25 urged prompt action and emphasized the need to curb anti-social elements.

Home Commissioner Vikeyie Kenya’s letter instructed the DGP and Commissioner Nagaland to promptly inform the government about their actions. They were also tasked with persuading the DCCI to reconsider their strike decision.

The letter underscored the challenges faced by businesses in Dimapur due to illegal taxes imposed by NPGs, despite ceasefire agreements.

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The government mandated the enforcement of ceasefire ground rules and called for punitive actions against violators. The Chairman of Ceasefire Monitoring Group (CFMG)/Ceasefire Supervisory Board (CFSB) was alerted for intervention.

Expressing concern over the impact on law enforcement and governance, the government reiterated its stance against illegal taxation by underground groups (UGs).

It praised the police for their crackdown on extortion and stressed sustained efforts in this regard.