DIMAPUR, Oct 2 - The Public Action Committee (PAC) of the Naga Council, Dimapur, has threatened to call an indefinite shutdown here from 6 am on October 7 in the wake of alleged failure of the Nagaland Government to regulate prices of essential commodities. The council had earlier submitted a memorandum to State Chief Secretary Temjen Toy and the Dimapur district administration in this regard.
PAC convener Vekhosayi Nyekha said the decision to call the shutdown was taken at a consultative meeting with 19 tribal Hohos affiliated to it, including the Naga Women Hoho, Dimapur, Dimapur Naga Students� Union, Dimapur Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Business Association of Nagas, Gaon Burhas (village chiefs) union, Dimapur, and other representatives of non-Naga communities residing in the district, on Tuesday.
The PAC has been spearheading a campaign against the hike in prices of essential commodities in the State. It also kept tabs on collection of illegal tax from trucks by unauthorised organisations, including government agencies, at check gates here from September 16 to 21.
The PAC also filed an FIR with the East Police Station against three transporters for allegedly running a syndicate. An estimated 20 transporters� unions are also said to be functioning under different banners. The PAC pointed out that though prices of essential commodities have skyrocketed, the cost of construction materials has not escalated.