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Chizami-Thetsümi villages’ land dispute turns violent

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Woman farmer allegedly assaulted

DIMAPUR, JUNE 14: Land dispute between Chizami village and Thetsümi village turned violent on June 13 as Thetsümi villagers allegedly destroyed paddy fields, paddy nurseries, crops, fruit trees, paddy irrigation water canals and burned down dozens of agricultural huts belonging to Chizami village farmers. One woman farmer was also allegedly assaulted.
Informing this in a statement, the Chizami Village Council condemned the actions of Thetsümi people at Kuwari, Chuti and Khilipa under Chizami village jurisdiction on June 13, and stated that Chizami people have been cultivating in these areas without any hindrance from any side since time immemorial.
Chizami Village Council also denounced the attack on a woman farmer by Thetsümi youth on the fateful day. “The woman is mentally and emotionally traumatized and physically wounded”, the Council said, saying the inhuman assault on a harmless woman deserves the highest degree of condemnation from every section of the society.
The CVC urged the concerned authorities to book the perpetrators who assaulted the woman and prosecute them as per the existing laws in the interest of justice at the earliest. In this regard, the Chizami Women Society has also submitted a memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner, Phek, and Nagaland State Commission for Women.
The Chizami Women Society also had filed an FIR.
The CVC also informed that it had filed an FIR against Thetsümi village for huge property damages done as stated. “Due compensation to be given to the affected persons from the right agencies for the damaged properties at the earliest. We also request the District Administration and all concerned to create conducive atmosphere to facilitate the farmers to cultivate their fields as this is the peak season”, it appealed.
CWS: The Chizami Women Society has also condemned the physical assault on an innocent and defenseless woman farmer on June 13 at Chuti, Chizami village while working in her paddy field. “She was unarmed and peacefully working in her field and pose no threat to anyone whatsoever”, it said in a condemnation letter.
The CWS informed that the victim is “mentally and emotionally traumatized and physically wounded” and on doctor’s advice is admitted at CHC Chizami. “The dastardly attack on a woman is unbelievable and bereft of humanity. This act deserves the highest condemnation from every section of the society”, it said and urged the law enforcement agencies to book the perpetrators and prosecute them as per existing laws in the interest of justice.
The Society also denounced the acts of burning down huts and destroying crops in the field and demanded due compensation to the affected farmers.
(Page News Service)