NPO public rally calls for socially boycotting any anti-people activities
KANGPOKPI, December 11: Coming out strongly against the recent incidents of planting of bomb at DC office, levying illegal taxes by different armed groups/ government departments and anti-people activities reported during recent months, a public rally was organized by the Naga Peoples’ Organisation in collaboration with frontal bodies and Tribe Hohos at Senapati today.
Over 1000 people from different communities of the district headquarter participated in the NPO led public rally.
Tribe Hohos, student leaders, women leaders, intellectuals, business establishments came out to express its concern over the disturbing development in the District while large banners and placards were carried along the rally to send out a clear message of discontentment and resentment among the people.
Concluding the rally, the NPO and frontal bodies read out a common declaration stating that, any form of anti-people activities by any group or individual will be socially boycotted.
Placards reading ‘Stop Illegal Tax’ ‘Stop anti-people activities’ ‘Respect people’s sentiment’ ‘Let us protect public property’ ‘give peace a change’ ‘we condemn violence’ were held during the rally.
Five large banners were put on display stating, “We resolved and decided to protect people’s rights and public property” “We condemn any form of anti-people activities by any Government department or group” “Stop bullet and bomb culture in our District” and “We condemn planting of bomb at DC office.”
Gathering at the local ground after the rally, NPO outgoing president ML Markson briefed the congregation about the menace of anti-social elements which is undermining the rights of the general people with bomb, threats, violence and illegal taxation by different armed groups and Government departments through different reasons.
He stated that, the people are saddened and devastated by any form of violence especially the factional fights among the armed groups while adding that any form of bullet and bomb culture must be stopped immediately and encourage pro-people activities.
In the backdrop of increasing reports of extortions, hijacking vehicles along the NH-2 by armed groups and miscreants, sending threat sms and letters to government departments and rampant practice of percentages system levied by both armed groups and government departments, the frontal bodies held a joint meeting on December 8 and decided to organize the public rally.
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