DIMAPUR, JULY 3: Ao Students’ Conference (AKM), while highlighting the recent incident at Tsurang Valley, Mokokchung, where Assam police personnel seized and occupied a private farm by setting up camps and stationed hundreds of personnel, demanded that the Nagaland Chief Minister to initiate dialogue with Assam Government on priority and bring about a permanent settlement to the land dispute around the State to safeguard the heritage of ancestral land.
In a letter to Chief Minister, AKM president, Nungdokyanger Ao and general secretary, Nekmi Longkumer mentioned that Aosenden village-Nagajanka link road at Tsurang Valley has been kept closed since November 2020, which has caused numerous untold hardships to the general public. It said economic blockades, bandhs and agitations are inevitable affecting daily commuters and leaving the citizens of Mokokchung district in jeopardy.
In order to evade fear psychosis and tension among the general public and to safeguard the ancestral land, the AKM said the Nagaland Government should immediately take measures with the Assam Government to withdraw the Assam Police personnel stationed at Tsurang Valley, Mokokchung.
It also demanded deployment of Village Guards in all border belt area villages. It said over the years, the VGs have been playing a vital role in protecting the homeland from intruders in many districts, but uniformity is not being maintained in many areas. In this regard, the State Government should initiate appointment of VGs in all border belt areas, it said.
Acknowledging the efforts of the State Government towards the construction of Foothill Road, the AKM, however said the purpose has not been served after a lapse of many years. The AKM appealed for early completion of Foothill Road, adding completion of the said road would be dream come true and would definitely benefit the Naga populace at large.
The AKM further assured its unflinching support and cooperation in all aspects possible.
(Page News Service)