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Extortion: Traders vow to stand united

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 Sep 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our correspondent

Itagar, Sept 22: Thousands of traders of the Capital Complex in a meeting held under the chairmanship of Aruchal Chamber of Commerce & Industries led by president Techi Lala, today univocally decided to stand united against all any atrocity against to justify: ‘United we stand, divided we fall’ adage.

One after another speakers including Lala, general secretary Tarh chung, AIMWA president Yumlam Achung, BWC presidents Shillong Tajo (harlagun), Ta Agul (Doimukh), Tok Tabin (Nirjuli) & Kipa Loram (Banderdewa) pinpointed that disunity among the business community was the root cause of all problems and decided to stand united and lodge complaint through the respective traders’ body in case of any trouble without keeping mum.

Lala pointed out the ACCI, being the apex traders’ body of the state, has been endeavouring to tackle law and order problems with the help of police to create a conducive situation for the outside investors to show interest. “As Capital Complex is the face of the state, we have to shoulder this common responsibility in the greater interest of the state. We have to ensure security & safety of the traders so that they do not continue to do business under fear psychosis. If the state proposer we all would prosper, he said to the thunderous applause of the gathering.

“We are not against anybody but anyone troubling the traders illegally in business would invite our wrath, chung. The unity of Itagar traders - the strength of the AIMWA - is well-known which is, Achung said and exhorted everyone to bury any difference for greater interest. The AIMWA stands with the decisions of the ACCI, he added. Tajo almost dittoed the same line and assured the traders, particularly non-tribals to not have any fear.

Union fince minister invites tiol traders’ bodies to know their expectations before preparing budget every year, ACCI chief adviser Pradeep Kumar, said adding that ACCI affiliated to Confederation of Indian Industries and ACCI has jointed taken up various activities in the state while the recently at Itagar in collaboration with Bombay-based Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd (MCX), India’s first listed, tiol-level, electronic, commodity futures exchange an event to being awareness among the commodity value chain participants for them to use future market to mage their price risks

Councillors Kipa Takum & Yapu Lisi and Aruchal Pradesh Carriage Transport Welfare Association president Kipa Tuglo also strongly supported the decisions and assured all support to the traders. While announcing the withdrawal of 72-hour shutter down proposed from Sep 22, Spokesman Toko Tatung lauded the police, particularly Home Minister Tanga Byaling for his assurance to not tolerate unlawful activities, particularly against the traders in the state. He sought a concrete fool proof policy from the state government to ensure security and safety of the traders if it wishes trade & commerce to flourish.

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