Dimapur, September 9: The Chakhroma Public Organization (CPO) has resolved that it shall not recognize any non-indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland illegally acquiring landed property through sale and purchase under its jurisdiction and the same shall be treated ‘null and void’.
In a meeting held Wednesday, the CPO expressed alarm that some non-indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland who are prohibited to acquire or possess any land by way of transfer, exchange, lease agreement or settlement by “The Nagaland Land Revenue Regulation (Amendment Act) 1978 has been illegally acquiring landed property through sale and purchase in the districts of Dimapur.
The CPO stated that transfer of land to any person other than the indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland is illegal and detrimental to the interest of the indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland and the same is a blatant violation of the Nagaland Land Revenue Regulation (Amendment Act) 1978.
Reaffirming the Angami Public Organization (APO)’s resolution of 8th February 2016, the CPO decided that it shall strictly stand by provisions of “The Nagaland Revenue Regulation (Amendment Act) 1978” and shall not recognize any past or future transfer of land by way of sale or otherwise which were executed or may be executed in violation of the Nagaland LRRA Act 1978 and all such illegal transactions within its jurisdiction shall be treated as null and void.
The CPO appealed to the revenue authority to look into all executed documents executed in violation of the Nagaland LRRA Act 1978 evidencing transaction of illegal transfer of land by way of sale deed, lease deed, mortgage deed, deed of exchange or settlement deed in the past and registered with the various authorities and take corrective measures by declaring all illegal transactions as null and void and cancel all such registrations at the earliest possible date so as to avoid untoward incidents.
The CPO further appealed all the revenue authorities/sub-registrars not to register any document evidencing transaction for such illegal acquisition or possession of any land in favour of non-indigenous inhabitant of Nagaland by way of transfer through sale and purchase, exchange, lease, agreement or settlement as envisaged in Nagaland LRRA Act 1978 Section2 (3).
For any public utility, such as educational institution or medical institution, the CPO resolved in a manner conforming with APO’s resolution that the concerned non-indigenous individual/individuals or party/parties intending to set up such institutions may prior to taking permission/sanction from the State Government obtain “No Objection Certificate” from CPO if it proposes to set up such institutions in its jurisdiction.
The CPO appealed all other tribal hohos of Nagaland to adopt the similar firm positive stand taken by the APO/CPO in the larger interest of the future generations.
In connection to NSCN (IM)/7NNPG’s talk with GoI, the CPO reaffirmed its stand, which was adopted on 26th Sept 2019 to uphold the Naga Plebiscite of 1951. (Page News Service)