Drawing the attention of Deputy Commissioner Dimapur, the Mishikito Colony Council (MCC) stated that Mishikito village was a separate entity. The council in a press statement by its chairman, Atoshe L Yeptho pointed out that the villagers of Mishikito had verbally apprised the committee members about the status of the land in question during the spot verification on February 11, 2010. It also stated that the villagers had submitted a representation before the committee and to the DC’s office. The MCC further stated that on the representation they had clearly mentioned that members of Thilixu village were including the area of Mishikito village, Thahekhu block-7 and Selouphe village within the boundary of Thilixu village as per their “rough un-scaled map”. The Mishikito villagers have appealed the DC to take into consideration the rights and grievances of Mishikito village while passing orders which might affect the genuine bonafide rights of the village so as not to aggravate the peaceful coexistence between Thilixu, Tolouzoma, Thahekhu Block 7 and Selouphe village.