Thursday, March 4, 2021

CPO caution Govt on Dimapur-Peren boundary issue

Dimapur, October 21: The Chakhroma Public Organization (CPO) has stated that any effort by the State Government to solve the boundary issue between Dimapur and Peren districts will be counterproductive without taking the actual traditional landowners into consideration.
In a statement, CPO president Vichütuolie Mere and general secretary Mhiesisato Vüprü said it was surprised to learn that a Cabinet sub-committee is convening a consultative meeting on October 23 at the Commissioner’s office, Kohima to discuss matters relating to boundary issues between the two districts.
The CPO said from time immemorial, the Chakhromas (Angamis of Dimapur district) and Zeliangs of Peren District have been sharing a traditional boundary between them and till today they peacefully co-exist as traditional neighbours by setting all disputes that might have existed earlier.
“So there is no question of any other tribe(s) coming in between us as landowner(s) or for that matter, be invited in any traditional boundary matters in any governmental or departmental purposes,” it said.
“The CPO feels that without taking the actual traditional landowners into consideration, any efforts in solving boundary issues will be a hard nut to crack and may even proof disastrous,” the statement added.
(Page News Service)