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Nagaland businessmen protest against extortion in Dimapur

December 7, 2010 - Dimapur

The business community of Nagaland recently took to the streets in Dimapur in protest against increase in illegal extortion and kidnappings for ransom.

Dimapur is the commercial hub of Nagaland, and the businessmen took out a silent rally to protest against the increase in anti-social activities, extortion and frequent kidnappings of members of their community.

The Dimapur Chamber of Commerce (DCC) spearheaded the rally.

The protestors submitted a memorandum to the state authorities and pressed them to take severe action against anti-social elements.

"We have submitted the memorandum and a period of seven days time is given failing to do so we will sit, we will decide, the business community will have a meeting and we'll decide what the next course off action," said Khasheto Yepthomi, the president of the Dimapur Chamber of Commerce.

Maongwati Aier, the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur, received the memorandum on the behalf of the government, and promised to book miscreants involved in such activities under the National Security Act (NSA).


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