In protest of the latest Government decision to relocate branches/cells to the new Deputy Commissioner’s Office Complex at Chumukedima, Dimapur is planning another “total shutter down” on September 30 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the exception of medical dealers and pharmacies.
According to a press release from the Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF), all Dimapur-based Civil Society Organizations will submit an ultimatum to the Chief Minister on September 29 between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. through the Dimapur Deputy Commissioner.
By 9 a.m., all concerned tribal and non-tribal members of the affiliated tribal and non-tribal groups should gather at the DC Office intersection.
Civil Societies and Organizations based in Dimapur have also called for a total “Shutter Down” on September 30 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (excluding medical dealers and pharmacies) to express their dissatisfaction with the recent Govt. order No.GAB-8/DMP/63/2011(P1)/249 Kohima dated the 07th Sept’ 2021 for “Shifting of branches/cells to new Deputy Commissioner’s Office Complex Chumukedima”.
Shifting of DC office to Chumukedima
At an emergency meeting, the Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF) repeated its opposition to the relocation of the Dimapur deputy commissioner’s office from its current location to the new building at Chumukedima.
The forum restated its past memorandums to the Nagaland government on August 25, 2014 and June 5, 2015, as well as its April 6 representation this year, rejecting the relocation of the deputy commissioner’s office to the new complex.
The inhabitants of commercial city have been told that they will not remain mute spectators and will democratically oppose any plan to move the office to Chumukedima.
The DDCF reaffirmed its call for the State administration to pay attention to the people’s voice.
New additional deputy commissioner
It praised the appointment of a new additional deputy commissioner in the new DC complex, describing it as a sign of the district’s progress and expansion, which will help to reduce the burden of the people in Dimapur’s Chumukedima circle.
The DDCF also reaffirmed its call for the government to treat the inter-district boundary dispute between Peren and Dimapur districts with care and impartiality.
“It is our deep concern that all the stakeholders – affected villages, civil society organisations CSOs and administration – should be taken on board while settling the dispute for a permanent settlement,” the DDCF said in a statement.