Monday, February 6, 2023

NPCC condemns Mukhroh incident

Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president K. Therie has condemned the “killing of six innocent citizens by Assam Police/Forest Guards at Mukhroh in Me-ghalaya” on November 22.
Therie alleged that under the leadership of Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, North East had lost 28 precious lives– seven Assam police personnel, 14 innocent civilians of Oting Village in Mon on December 4, 2021. He also said that late Henveih Phom, a civilian traveler, was allegedly detained and tortured to death in Police custody at Sibsagar, Assam on August 16, 2022.
He said that all the above situations and loss of lives could have been avoided with a little patience, tolerance and reasoning.
Stating that the entire North East was now travelling with uneasiness, Therie said travel advisories were being issued by administration frequently to avoid certain roads. “Goods carriers travelling to Hill States are harassed even after check posts were removed. This is the new trend of life in Northeast after BJP,” he said. Being the chairman of NEDA, Therie said Sarma was expected to rise above Assam state and con-tain peace and goodwill for the growth of the Northeast.
Therie said Sarma was also expected to apply his mind to resolve the inter-state boundary disputes and maintain peaceful atmosphere using the NEDA forum. He further said that NEDA members were equally responsible for the failures and their inability to assess the situation in time and evolve solutions.
He pointed out that British administrative boundary demarcation have drawn most of the bounda-ry lines with watershed and river basins or streams and some pillars.
Citing an instance, he said the Angh’s house of Longwa village was divided between Myanmar and India since it fells on the ridge that was demarcated based on water shed.
He therefore said that the State authorities should honour two boundaries– interstate boundaries for administration, while traditional boundaries for right of use. Further, Therie said that if required, the government of India could be approached since it was the subject of GoI. “…Union Govt of India should apply its mind and wherever required, intervene by setting up neutral commissions to resolve the issues,” Therie stated.

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