Dimapur, March 17: The Survival Nagaland (SN) has appreciated the Kohima Village Council for their wise decision and need of the hour resolve to not allow ‘suspected illegal migrants’ to reside within its jurisdiction.
“The most important tool to combat the menace of illegal migrants lies in the hands of village councils which is yet to be practically exercised till date. The respective council and village authorities restriction on random allotment of residential, commercial buildings and farm lands to ‘suspected illegal migrants’ will be the right measure towards safeguarding our land and economy,” it said in a release.
SN said once the village council takes such decision it should be binding on all villagers including those village members who have property outside the village jurisdiction. “As every Naga respect the authority of their village council, such binding will eventually cover every Naga landowners in Nagaland,” it said.
“It’s high time we realize the danger of illegal migrants and safeguard our land and indigenous population from the irreversible threat.”
The SN appealed to all village councils and GBs in the State to follow the exemplary step taken by Kohima Village Council in leading the State to check the alarming growth of illegal migrants in Nagaland. (Page News Service)