DIMAPUR, JULY 1: The Tzürangkong Naga Youth Front (TNYF) has appealed to Nagaland Government to establish border outposts and appoint Village Guards (VGs) at the earliest to avoid encroachment by Assam side and further border skirmishes.
In a press release, TNYF president, Bendangwati and general secretary, Shiluyongdang stated that the so-called border disputes between Nagaland and Assam has been in existence since the establishment of the State of Nagaland, and in every matter and situations related to border issues, especially in Tzürangkong Range of Mokokchung district, the public of the range had been on the receiving end.
The TNYF said ever since the establishment of the DAB along the Assam-Nagaland border, the public from Assam side have been encroaching ancestral and traditional land and establishing tea gardens, farms and carrying out various other developmental activities in the encroached land whilst the Assam Government is turning a blind eye to all these activities. These all proves that the Assam Government is directly involved in the land encroachment issues, it added.
The TNYF, however, acknowledged the establishment of the Tsutapela Check Post but alleged that the Government of Nagaland failed the public in all the recent border issues.
“In the border incident of November 2020 at Aosenden village, the TNYF had appealed to the district administration not to allow the Assam police to establish border outpost within the Aosenden village jurisdiction but the Nagaland Government failed from doing so. And the recent incidents at Vikuto village on May 27, and June 29, 2021 are the result of the Nagaland Government’s inaction”, the release said adding, “the TNYF had made a fervent appeal to the State Government through local dailies to establish border outposts and appointment of Village Guard (VG) in all volatile areas within the DAB areas yet it had fallen on deaf ears”.
(Page News Service)