Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Nagaland

Court stays NCD election scheduled on July 11

Dimapur, July 9: Civil Judge, Senior Division Dimapur has restrained the Naga Council Dimapur from selecting/electing/nominating any office bearers till the next returnable date.
It may be mentioned that J Walter Longkumer and others had filed a Civil Suit in regards to the selection of office bearers of Naga Council Dimapur by July 11, 2020.
In an order issued today, Civil Judge (Sr Div), Somet Chumden Chang stated the Counsel for the Applicants had submitted that the instant matter relates to the unconstitutional and unauthorized conduct of the outgoing office bearers of Naga Council Dimapur.
It is stated that the tenure of the office bearers of Naga Council Dimapur is for 5 years. As such the outgoing office bearers were to demit office by March 2020. However, they continued to exercise powers of the NCD despite the expiration of their tenure.
It was further submitted and prayed that the temporary injunction be issued on a urgent basis since the Selection Committee of the NCD has been delegated to select the officer bearers on July 11.
The Court, while restraining the selection/election of officer bearers, has fixed July 13 as the next hearing. (Page News Service)

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