Apropos to the news item which appeared on June 8 under the headline “DMC ward 12 on census operation”, the village council of industrial village Razhüphe Dimapur held a meeting at the residence of its chairman T.L Angami to discuss on the boycott 2011 house census by the so-called colonies chairmen including Lengrijan, Hill View Colony, Industrial Estate colony, Ao Khel area.
The house discussed the existence of the “so called” colonies within the village and also verified all necessary documents.
The council in a press statement said the villagers living in the area of the so-called Industrial Estate colony including firing range were allotted village land to the residence and village patta issued in favour of their respective plots. The villagers were living peacefully since 1980s by paying their house tax to the government regularly through the head GB of Industrial village Razhüphe village.
Stating that the villagers of the “so called” Industrial estate colony never submitted any application before the village council of industrial village Razhüphe to have a separate khel or the requirement of a GB, the council in the meeting opposed such “unwarranted” activities with the industrial village Razhüphe.
Stating this in a letter to deputy commissioner Dimapur Maongwati Aier, the village council of Industrial village Razhüphe has condemned the allegations made against the DMC and the in-charge of census operation 2011 in Dimapur and treated the statements as “null and void”.
The council further said the village authority did not collect any enumeration item from the DMC and the government appointed enumerators for the village as done to other villages within Dimapur Sadar.
The Industrial village Razhüphe village council appealed to all “so called” chairmen of khel, colony, ward, village not to disturb the peaceful co-existence of the villagers during the census operation.
The council further appealed the responsible authorities to allow the appointed enumerators for the village and resume their duties and not to allow “unrecognized” chairmen and “their men” to disturb the census, failing which the authority would have no alternative but to boycott the DMC census until the matter was finalized.