DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 20: The Tsurangkong Range Naga Youth Front (TRNYF) has threatened to take its own course of action “to protect and safeguard the ancestral land of the Nagas” after its deadline to the Governments of Assam and Nagaland to clear the economic blockade, imposed since November 15 at New Sonowal in Assam, ended at 6 a.m. on November 20.
Earlier in a memorandum to the Governments of Assam and Nagaland, through the DC Mokokchung, the TRNYF had demanded that the economic blockade “imposed by some unknown miscreants” be cleared latest by 6 a.m. on November 20 and to resolve the boundary issue at the earliest possible time.
In a press release issued today, TRNYF president Bendangwati and secretary Shiluyongdang placed on record that Tsurangkong Range, under Mokokchung District, is “our ancestral land” and the traditional boundary cannot be altered in any manner. The youth front noted that the prevailing events at Aosenden village should not be construed as a border issue or dispute between Nagaland and Assam “as it has been our land since time immemorial.” It reiterated that the front will not agree to any decision that is detrimental to their ancestral rights.
Declaring that it will take its own course of action, the TRNYF warned that Assam Government will be held solely responsible for any untoward incidents that may arise in “our fight against the illegal blockade”.
(Page News Service)