Dimapur-based civil society organizations (CSOs) under the umbrella of the Dimapur District Citizens Forum (DDCF) issued an ultimatum to the Nagaland Chief Minister demanding to drop his plan to relocate the sub-office. “logistically located” commissioner of Dimapur.
As a result, a 12 hour “total closure” of all business establishments was called in Dimapur today, to protest against the relocation of branches, cells, etc. from the current DC Dimapur office to the new Chumoukedima complex.
This ultimatum was signed by 12 CSOs based in Dimapur and submitted through Dimapur DC Rajesh Soundararajan.
It is signed by the presidents / representatives of the Federation of Presidents of the Dimapur Urban Council (DUCCF), the Council of Sumi Dimapur, the Union of Students of Dimapur Naga, the Council of Naga Dimapur, the Union of the People from East Nagaland Dimapur, Union GBs Dimapur, Ao Senso Telongjem Dimapur, Naga Hoho Dimapur Women, Kachari Nagaland Tribal Council, Dimapur Eastern Naga Student Union and Dimapur Lotha Hoho.
Pursuant to the ultimatum, despite repeated representations against the relocation of the DC office, the Home Office on September 7 issued a notification for the transfer of the district electoral office and disaster management cell to the new DC complex.
In addition, he also asked the district administration to make the necessary arrangements to move other branches as soon as possible.
The Dimapur-based CSOs decided not to allow any travel to relocate the DC office, as the office is located in an urban area.
“Relocating it would cause enormous hardship for the citizens of Dimapur, as more than 50% of the total population of Dimapur district live under the Dimapur Sadar sub-division,” the CSOs added.