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Tension at border between Kakiho and Jalukielo
Staff Reporter Kakiho/K. Xekiye, Feb 24 (NPN):
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Published on 25 Feb. 2011 1:03 AM IST
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There was heightened tension along the Dimapur-Peren border after around 300 youth of Jalukielo village dug in at the disputed site early Thursday morning and refusing to vacate as ordered by the Dimapur administration.
Later in the late evening, SDO (C)Jalukie L. Jamithung Lotha told Nagaland Post over phone that youths who were gathered at the site had begun to disperse. Jamithung disclosed that the chairman of Jalukielo village had signed an undertaking to withdraw the people from the disputed area.
He also confirmed that people camped at the site had withdrawn when he visited the spot. Jamithung also said the situation at the site was under control. He however said it was not possible to guarantee that those who had withdrawn would not return to the disputed site.
It may be recalled that the Dimapur district administration had clamped section 144 Cr.P.C. in Dhansiripar area following Wednesday’s firing incident at Kakiho village allegedly by some Jalukielo villagers injuring one woman. Some gunshots marks were visible Thursday at Kakiho village.
SDO (civil) Dimapur, Hotolu Swu on Thursday said that he had along with 20 security personnel went to the site to evict some 300 youth but that they were determined to resist. He said a civilian guide who accompanied the team was reportedly assaulted by the Jalukielo villagers in the presence of the security personnel. DC Dimapur Maongwati told Nagaland Post that the administration has enforced a status quo.
At the request of the SDO (C) Dimapur for additional forces in the area, more armed police personnel under ASP Dimapur, SDPO Nuiland and 11 IRB commander from B’ coy rushed to the site. Hotolu also said additional forces would also reach the spot from Peren district by Friday.
Interacting with this reporter, some DBs of Kakiho village including security personnel claimed they had witnessed bunkers at the disputed site.
DC Dimapur, Moangwati Aier said that the district administration has decided to maintain a status-quo at the disputed area. He also added that Banuo Z. Jamir, addl chief secretary and commissioner Nagaland has directed both the administrations of Dimapur and Peren to maintain status-quo.
On the border demarcation issue, Moangwati said that when K. Xekiye and Jalukielo villages were recognized in 1996 and 2005 respectively, certain matters were not properly sorted out and which precipitated Wednesday’s crisis.
SP Dimapur, Z. Mero also informed that the situation was under control after the promulgation of section 144 CrPc. He also disclosed that no arrest has been made nor any fire arms seized. He said both the district administrations were in contact to coordinate efforts at maintaining normalcy at the disputed site.
Meanwhile, an official document made available to Nagaland Post, indicated that K. Xekiye village under Dimapur district was recognized by the state government on May 26, 1996, while Jalukielo village under Peren district was recognized on March 2, 2005.
In another document, the Western Sumi Kukami Hoho had informed the DC Dimapur on February 19 that around 200 people from Jalukielo village, with arms, camped around K. Xekiye and Kakiho villages under Dhansiripar sub divsion and began constructing residential houses after damaging standing trees at the plantation site. The WSKH appealed to the DC to take immediate action. Consequently DC, Moangwati Aier in the same document endorsed it to SP Dimapur to depute security personnel in the disputed area so as to prevent any breach of peace in the area.
In May 28, 2002, a committee under the chairmanship of then Secretary (Home) R. Ezong and members that included- DC Dimapur Imkongtemsu, DC Kohima, N. Putsüre and Addl Director, Land record and survey Dimapur, K. Linyu were tasked to work out modalities and submit recommendations for demarcation on inter district boundary between Kohima and Dimapur district with particular reference to the boundary between Dhansiripar and Jalukie sub divisions.
According to the final report submitted to the cabinet, the committee after series of meeting held, stated that the Zelaingrong Baudi had claimed the whole stretch of land extending up to Dhansiri river, while the Western Sumi Hoho (AAPU) had claimed that the land was ‘government land’ or vacant land and they were allowed to establish villages and settle in the area by various DCs vested with power to allow settlements from time to time starting from 1926.
The committee had observed that administratively the AAPU desired all Sumi villages to be placed under Dimapur district and Zelaingrong Baudi desired all Zelaingrong villages to be place under Kohima district.
The Committee after examining the issue of the boundary demarcation recommended that the government could take up cases of recognition of the villages in the disputed area after boundary demarcation was finalized.
The committee after taking an account the sentiments of both the communities proposed to let K. Kiyevi village a Sema village be under Kohima district and Mhaikum village, a Zeliangrong village under Dimapur district.
The committee in its recommendation decided that those developed paddy fields, farms and plantation owned by certain individuals, family and group of family across the proposed inter district boundary line be allowed to continue to have the right to ownership to such lands irrespective of the demarcation line as recommended.




 
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