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Seven villages ban cow herding & hunting

KOHIMA | Publish Date: 2/22/2020 9:55:12 AM IST

Seven villages namely Kezoma, Kezobasa, Kezoma town, Sakhabama, Dihoma, Chedema and Thenyizuma village councils held a combined meeting at Sakhabama Village Council (SVC) hall on February 8. 

A press release from VCC Kezoma Puhovi Tase and VCC Sakhabama Viyol Thuphre stated that, the meeting resolved to regulate cow herding and ban on hunting within their confined jurisdictions.  
The release stated that the traditional practise of releasing cows to open grazing in the fields will be banned and the cows shall be watched over by cow herders throughout the year, with the restriction for both to be enforced from March 1. 
The combined meeting also resolved that cows found wandering outside the domain of the watchman or grazing in other’s territory is deemed to be killed. Likewise, the meeting also resolved that hunting of bird and animals is strictly prohibited and any violator including strangers within its jurisdiction would be dealt seriously as per the resolution.
The resolutions were passed in the presence of seven village VCCs, GBs, VCMs and youth bodies.  It also appealed the general public and neighbours to extend full cooperation for the welfare of all. 

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