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Anaki, Kangtsung village council refute land dispute
Published on 26 Jul. 2010 12:02 AM IST
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Anaki ‘C’ and Kangtsung village councils reacting to the press statement issued by Shemnyuching Village Council on traditional boundary with Namsang/Shemnyuching have refuted that there was no question of land or border dispute but was a matter of land encroachment into Anaki territory allegedly by some miscreants.
The two village councils in a joint statement said Shemnyuching/Yonglok villagers had sold out their entire jhumland area surrounding Yonglok measuring more than 1000 acres to Borpukan Tea Co. (P) Ltd P.O. Sipon, dist. Sibsagar, Assam vide Sale Deed Agreement dt. July 19, 1989 and “these miscreants are now intentionally encroaching into our territory crossing Osakyong stream” (Ancestral boundary) which was illegitimate.
Anaki ‘C’ village council chairman I Kumzuk Longkumer and Chairman, Kangtsung village council I. Imli Longkumer responding to the statement made by H. Baukap Phom Chairman Shemnyuching Village Council published in a local daily on July 21 alleged that a joint meeting of deputy commissioner Mokokchung and deputy commissioner Longleng was fixed on July 13 at Anaki ‘C’ and few selective were invited from both sides but despite clear instructions from the authorities in-charge, around 500 people from Namsang/Shemnyuching with full arms including 90 VGs stationed at the encroached site with the intention for a full scale confrontation and to disrupt the meeting attempted to obstruct the deputy commissioner Mokokchung from visiting/inspecting the encroached site but miserably failed adding the deputy commissioner Longleng had skipped the meeting though the built up was in his full knowledge. It also said a similar meeting was also called on April 9, at the encroached site but was cancelled by deputy commissioner Longleng without any valid reasons.
While stating the government had earlier sanctioned boundary pillars (permanent structures) to be erected at the demarcated line between the two territories and twice conveyed to both the deputy commissioners of Mokokchung and Longleng for early execution vide order Nos. CNR-1/96/83 Dt.18/04/05 and CNR-1/3/96/524 Dt.03/06/05, the village councils however expressed their regret that the work was yet to be completed due to “insincerity or negligence” by the Longleng counterpart. Furthermore it said the people of Namsang/Shemnyuching people always got provoked creating unnecessary “tension and disturbances” to disrupt any peaceful solution whenever there was any move to resolve the matter amicably.
In spite of mounting tensions, the village council further went on to add that the deputy commissioner Mokokchung inspected the encroached site inside Mokokchung district territorial jurisdiction “against all odds” as scheduled on 13/07/2010 in the larger interest of peace and wellbeing of the people in particular.
In response to the statement made through the media by deputy commissioner Longleng, the village councils said he had only inspected the encroached site and not Yonglok where NAP (IR) camp is currently located about two Kms away from the encroached site.
“Had it not been playing delaying tactics with vested interest as stated above since 2005 when the govt. sanctioned boundary pillar posts and if sincerely executed in time justice could have been restored long back”, added the joint statement, and further believed if deputy commissioner Longleng was sincere enough, he ought to go for factual truth without any bias and prejudice or else inquire for evidence from the neighboring border area of Assam to “establish the rightful owners”.

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