Thursday, December 8, 2022

NTC anguished over recurrence of violent incidents

Nagaland Tribes Council (NTC) has expressed anguish at media reports on recurrence of violent incidents at the border area belt of Chümoukedima-Peren districts due to incongruity of land ownership between Lamhainamdi and Kiyevi on November 7, 2022.
This was stated in a press statement issued by media cell of NTC which also made an appeal to both the villages to maintain peace and desist from any act of violence that could aggravate the situation in the days to come. NTC stressed that there were ways and means to amicably resolve any difference of opinion through mutual trust and understanding, more so in this context by upholding the spirit of Naga brotherhood.
It said that destruction of property and harm inflicted to any individual was not an answer, and a solution was realisable only by the principle of Christian outlook.
NTC also expressed surprise that the State government shifted responsibilities, particularly to CNTC and TPO which neither have any legal or statutory authority to enforce the law, instead of firmly gearing up its administrative machinery to immediately address the conflict in the area.
Further NTC alleged that the government’s claim of enforcing status quo earlier in that area had no positive outcome, only except to set an indefinite ticking off of a time bomb on the affair. It said the ineptitude of the government of the day was exasperating and insisted on settling the issue on top priority at the earliest for a peaceful coexistence between the neighbouring Naga villages.

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