NSCN-IM Issues Strict Guidelines on Business Licenses in Nagaland


The NSCN-IM (National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Isak-Muivah) has issued a directive in Dimapur, Nagaland, instructing non-local businesses to refrain from using local names on their trade licenses. This move comes in response to “numerous complaints” received by the NSCN-IM regarding alleged “illegal activities” by non-local entities, including adulteration, price manipulation, and duplication of goods.

NSCN-IM Addressing Concerns: Curbing Illegal Practices in Dimapur

The NSCN-IM directive comes as a response to numerous complaints regarding non-local businesses engaging in activities such as adulteration, price manipulation, and goods duplication. The organization seeks to address these concerns by imposing strict regulations on the licensing practices of businesses operating in Dimapur.


Preserving Local Identity: NSCN-IM’s Pressing Directive

Emphasizing the need to preserve local identity, the NSCN-IM Union Territory (UT) office issued an official press statement outlining the reasons behind the directive. The organization aims to prevent the exploitation of local names by non-local entities, safeguarding the cultural and commercial interests of the region.

Taking Action: NSCN-IM Warns of Consequences for Violators

To enforce compliance, the NSCN-IM warns of “proper and stringent action” against individuals or businesses found violating the new regulations. The focus is not only on preserving the local identity but also on ensuring that businesses adhere to ethical practices, fostering a more transparent and accountable business environment.

Nightlife Regulations: NSCN-IM Mandates Early Closures

In addition to licensing restrictions, the NSCN-IM has expressed concerns about the rising use of illegal drugs, particularly among the youth. As a preventive measure, the organization has mandated the closure of all nightclubs and restaurants in Dimapur before 10:30 pm. This move aims to control immoral activities and maintain public order.

Tackling Immorality: NSCN-IM’s Stance on Hotels and Lodges

Further addressing complaints, the NSCN-IM has raised concerns about immoral activities occurring in hotels and lodges. Allegedly, these establishments use the names of locals for their operations. The organization not only disapproves of such practices but also signals its intent to take appropriate measures to rectify the situation.



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