Chairman of Chanka village has refuted the article published Boundary Dispute between Chanka and Yankhum village appearing on September 15.
A release issued by Chanka village chairman Nkhumo Kikon said the affidavit/ agreement dated 8/7/04 by Yihamo Patton was bogus and illegal and unacceptable.
It said the people affected by the Doyang Hydel Project lead by Yihamo Patton came to Mekokla village and requested for allotment of land and accordingly Mekokla Village Council discussed the allotted at Tchurang Valley on 24/1/04 which is officially within the demarcated land of Chanka village but this was without the knowledge of Mekokla people staying in different towns. However, in joint meeting of all Mekokla Hohos in various towns, village council, Mekokla Students’ Union and Mekokla Youth organization on 8/10/04 and accepted the Village council boundary between Chanka and Yankhum from the border road –above the road for Chanka village and below the road for Yankhum village and a agreement was signed but the Mekokla Village Council and Yihamo Village set aside the original agreement and prepared a bogus agreement by adding Tchuarang Tchuro and Vefuyi area to the Yankhum village side and that is the root cause of the complaint which exists even today.
After an official survey by the LR office Wokha, land allotted for the Yankhum village is within the acquired land, but Chanka village was never opposed to allotment of land for Yankhum village but raised objections due to introduction of the bogus affidavit between the boundary lines of the two villages. The release further added that any border except the road was unacceptable and therefore a vacation order has been issued to Yankhum village for the land occupied above the road.