Dimapur, March 6: Against the backdrop of the recent border dispute erupted between Khezhakenoma village under Phek District and Tungjoy village under Manipur State, Deputy Chief Minister, Y Patton on Saturday inspected the site today.
Patton was accompanied by Minister for Planning Neiba Kronu, DGP Nagaland John Longkumer, Commissioner Nagaland Rovilato Mor, IG Range Lima Sunep, District administration and police officers Phek to take stock of the situation and to gather first hand information relating to the land dispute at Chida Post, Khezhakeno village and Tungjoy village and also abduction and assault of a Government official on February 15.
At a brief meeting, Patton assured the public that the land dispute issue will be taken up with his counterpart in Manipur to settle amicably. He said while it is abominable to encroach upon others jurisdiction, “we should also fight for the inherent right of any land that that belongs to us”.
On the abduction case of Ngolo Koza, Dobashi, Patton urged the public to give free hand to the State Government and the law enforcing agencies to take its own course of action.
Patton said that Khezhakeno being a Naga ancestral village, expressed optimism that Khezhakenoma villagers will continue the tradition of peaceful coexistence and maintain good relationship with neighbouring villages, which has been maintained since time immemorial.
The DyCM also inspected the border monolith erected by the British administration in 1872. (Page News Service)