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Tension at Assam-Nagaland Border; Assam police destroys fencing and plantations!

Mar 28, 2017 10:27
Dimapur
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Assam-Nagaland Border

Tension ran high over disputed land in Nagaland-Assam border (Dimapur-Karbi Anglong area) yesterday when Assam Police allegedly went inside Rilan village under Dimapur district and destroyed boundary fencing and plantations. Rilan Village Council (RVC) Chairman Nribemo claimed that over 30 armed Assam Police personnel, including forest guards, had come inside the village, while they were attending Sunday devotional services. However, he said timely intervention by the Village Council averted unwanted situation and Assam police personnel were asked to leave the place. While leaving, RVC claimed that Assam Police fired some blank shots in the air. The RVC accused the Assam Police of destroying the foundation for construction of Primary Health Centre in the village.

The village had on number of occasions protested frequent intrusions by Assam Police into the village without any information. The council said that they were not against Assam Police conducting patrolling duty.

However, RVC said they will not tolerate destruction of crops, plantation and structures erected by the village. The RVC’s stand was that since it was an inter-state boundary issue, any activities should be taken up in the presence of magistrates from both the states.
 
The Council claimed that “developmental activities” in the village was taken up in the presence of Border Magistrate. It may be recalled that district administration of Karbi Anglong had raised objections to any kind of developmental activities and cultivation at the site, claiming that the area fell under Daldali reserved forest. However, the stand of the village was that they had not taken up any development activities in the reserved forest, instead it asked Assam Police to stop intruding inside Rilan village “traditional land of the Nagas,” which was recognized by the Nagaland Government, the RVC statement said.
 
Image Source: Indilens | Source: TNT-TheNortheastToday

 

Mar 28, 2017 10:27
Dimapur
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