Govt to open police outposts in border areas: Patton

Govt to open police outposts in border areas: Patton
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Dimapur, January 28: Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton Tuesday revealed that the State Government is working towards opening police outposts in some border areas. He informed that proposal for establishment of police outposts at Yimpang and Yanmhon under Wokha district have been taken up by the Government.
Speaking at the 51st general conference of Lotha Students Union (LSU) hosted by Lotha Lower Range Students’ Union at Merapani (Maratchu) under the theme ‘Towards greater responsibility’, Patton, who is also minister in-charge of Home and Road & Bridges said for taking up such developmental works the Government needs the support and cooperation of the people. He appealed to the people to come forward when Government approaches them for land.
“Extend cooperation and support to the Government only then developmental activities will take place,” he said.
Pointing out that Wokha District shares a long inter-state boundary with Assam and that it poses a serious danger on the influx of illegal immigrants via Merapani in particular, he called for educating and sensitising the people not to give shelter to illegal immigrants for cheap labour.
Patton stated that with the implementation of ILP at Dimapur, Wokha foothill belt will be one of the most vulnerable district and appealed to all stakeholders to take cognisance of the situation and refrain from issuing certificates to illegal immigrants. In this regard, he also urged the students’ body to play a pro active and pivotal role for effective implementation of ILP.
The Deputy CM also called for unity among the various Naga political groups, as the Centre will deliver only one solution to the long protracted Indo-Naga issue. He appealed all organisations in formulating a mechanism to bring NNPGs together under one fold.
To the students, he reminded that mere degree will not get them anywhere in the present scenario. He asked them to change their mentality with positive approach, stating that education should be a utility and asset to the society.
Earlier, Patton unveiled the 51st LSU conference monolith. He was accompanied by district administrations from Dimapur and Wokha, Government officials from various departments, elders and host of party workers.
Short speeches were delivered by DC Wokha, Orenthung Lotha; NSF president Ninoto Awomi; Lotha Hoho chairman, Er. Mhondamo Ovung and Lotha Hoho Dimapur chairman, YL Jami IAS (Rtd). (Page News Service)