MCCI extends support to Ao students on Illigal migrants issue

MOKOKCHUNG, JULY 21 (MExN): The Mokokchung Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI) convened a joint meeting of all communities under the Chamber on  July 5, 2007 at 4 PM in the MCCI Office. In the meeting, thorough deliberation was made on the issue of illegal immigrants raised by Ao Students Conference (AKM) and the MCCI resolved to unanimously co-operate with AKM and District Administration to help in identifying illegal immigrants at Mokokchung, if any. They also resolved not to protect any of its members if found harbouring the illegal immigrants. The MCCI also stated that it would stand as witness to all the genuine business community with valid documents.

On the basis of these resolutions adopted in the joint meeting, MCCI is extending all necessary assistance to all concerned. The General Secretary Lanukaba and President, MCCI, Bendangnukshi Longkumer, also appealed not to be carried away by rumours so as to maintain peace and harmony among the people of different communities. 

Further, the General Secretary of MCCI Lanukaba while interacting with media persons at the MCCI office conveyed an appeal to the AKM to ensure that violence is abhorred. He also appealed not to victimize genuine Indian citizens in the process of driving out the illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. 

The President of MCCI, Bendangnukshi Longkumer, who was also present during the media briefing conveyed to the people in general not to be misinformed by the rumours. It may be mentioned that law and order situation in Mokokchung is normal and that the district administration is closely monitoring the situation. The Deputy Commissioner of Mokokchung has in this connection issued an order to ensure that the AKM Survival 2007 campaign do not take a violent turn. Meanwhile, it is learnt that the AKM officials have no plan or intention to resort to violent means in detecting illegal Bangladeshi settlers in Mokokchung. A core member of the ‘Survival 2007’ campaign organizer and member of AKM added that the current stage of the ‘process’ of Survival 2007 campaign is being emphasized on educating the masses through various means about the imminent consequences the Nagas will pay in the future if the Bangladeshi immigrants are harbored in Nagaland. He also added that the AKM is trying its best not to confront with the district administration during the ‘process’ of Survival 2007 campaign.