Yimkhum Village Council (YVC) has refuted to a news item that appeared in a local daily on March 14 in regard to ‘objection’ of Yankhum village that was registered in the office of the deputy commissioner, Wokha.
The village council in a press release said that despite claiming and mutually settled, yet, the DC, Wokha, has forwarded recognition of the village issued by Nkhamo Kikon, chairman, CVC, addressed to Nagaland chief minister, Neiphiu Rio.
Chairman of the village council, Pubemo Shitio, through the release also stated that the Wokha DC has thoroughly verified with all relevant documents of ‘No Objection Certificate’ obtained from Mokokla, Akuk new and old, Tesori old and Letchuyan along with survey reports from LRSO department, forest and ADC judicial as per the criteria, laid down by the government.
The release also stated that the two villages are situated under the jurisdiction of Wokha district that was established with proper verification from department concerned.
It was also stated that boundaries between Yankhum and Chanka had already settled by putting up a stone pillar by the land owner of Mekokla village in the presence of Lotha Hoho, district GB’s Association, and area GBs on March 20 for which the release also added that the case has been settled by DBs’ court on January 29 this year making it that there is no land or boundary dispute in between the two villages.
Futher, Yankhum village council, has sought for an official clarification from land owner of Mekokla village council, for any objections in regard to recognition by Chanka Village Council (CVC).