: Reacting to the demand of Pochury Catholic Union (PCU) for revocation of Phokhungri Village Council (PVC) resolution, the council stated that “no union, association or organization” had the moral right to demand the revocation of the village council resolution.
PVC in a statement issued by its chairman, Ayanglo, secretary, K. Rasangthvu and village chief, S. Tsathvü stated that the issue was purely on the principle of PVC and the expulsion of Tingo Thüvüri, president NNC Pochury region and Yatetsü was based on the resolution of the council for “violation of village authority, anti-social elements by means of force and defaulting” the mass resolution of the village council adopted with people’s mandate and that the adopted resolution would become the law of social, traditions, culture and custom under its jurisdiction.
In the matter of case filed by PCU, the council stated that the same was taken up by the Phokhungri Area public organisation (PAPO) on July 30. Replying to PCU for their dismay on mentioning the word “Catholic” in the expulsion order, PVC alleged that the word was mentioned as the two expelled members campaigned door to door for Catholic.
It stated that PVC on May 24 convened emergency general meeting where it reaffirmed the resolution No. 2, 2004 of the council wherein the resolution stated “any one who try to bring other denomination in the village shall be expelled from the village and seize their properties of movable and immovable, No consideration shall be make upon the main agent and the campaigner of the denomination”.
The council alleged that Tingo Thevüri, president NNC Pochury region was deputed as the “good will mission” by the FGN Pochury region, where he started his mission by “way of mental harassment and treat the village authority” without duly verifying the genuine matter/issue. PVC stated that the act was an act of offence to the Naga national principle and against the nation laws, where he was not assigned by the government.
PVC asserted that PCU was defending the wrong person adding the resolutions adopted and framed by the council was to maintain unity, welfare, peace and tranquility within the village jurisdiction. However, the council stated that the two members were expelled due to violation of the council’s resolution and that it would stand firm on its resolution.