Some 30 youths reportedly from Sumi community, along with SDO (C) Dhansipar and some police personnel allegedly attempted to seize the land belonging to Old Jalukie village November 18.
According to a statement issued by Old Jalukie village chairman Hainkieng, the youths, led by one Khakeho, chairman of Diphupar-B, along with the administration and the police allegedly tried to seize the plot of land which originally belonged to Old Jalukie village under Peren district; bounded by natural boundaries with Temaki/Dhansari river/ Rangapahar N.F Rly. in the north, Rekebamjang/Buizaireu/ Mbinreu (Peren) in the south, Mungleu /Techauki/ (Peren/Beisumpui) in the west, and Nkokreu or Lanlong (Mhai/Peletkie) in the east.
Hainkieng said the land had been "since time immemorial" undisputed, however, the group, on November 18 forcefully attempted to get hold of the land, and allegedly shot blank fires and threatened "Jalukielo" villagers who were in the process of allocating fields and surveying approach road.
Hainkieng stated that the incident, culpable of "communal clash and bloodshed" happened in front of responsible administrators and the so-called custodians of law.
"Not enough with the firing threats and offensive languages to vacate and leave the place, the youths also snatched 5 guns belonging to the Jalukielo villagers," the Old Jalukie village chairman alleged.
The youth also reportedly detained three villagers- Saveizo, Aveyi and Zholezo, who were allegedly forced to sign a document in the presence of the SDO (C) Dhansipar. According to Hainkieng, the three villagers, who were reportedly illiterate, were released after a severe warning and a bond signed without their knowledge of the content Friday evening, at around 5 pm.
The Old Jalukie village condemned the act of the "intruders" and "high-handedness of the administration and the police", who without proper knowledge of the historical boundary of the land, acted "hand-in-glove" with the youths.
Hainkieng stated that Old Jalukie villagers have brought to notice of all concerned that "not an inch of our rightful land will be given away to any intruders at any cost." Old Jalukie village also urged upon all responsible organizations of the district, NGOs and the administration to formulate stringent policies to protect and safeguard the district.
The village chairman also requested all right thinking Naga societies, organizations and individuals to restrain and refrain from such "way of living" in the society.