Thursday, June 1, 2023

Rally against boundary demarcation in Jalukie

Staff Reporter

Various civil society organizations (CSOs) of Peren district took out “mass public rally” at Jalukie Town on Friday to protest against the State cabinet’s “arbitrary decision” on inter-district boundary between Peren and Chümoukedima districts.
Thousands of people converged at the Jalukie town square and participated in the rally organized by Nagaland Zeliang People Organisation (NZPO).
At the programme, Zeme Council Nagaland president, Dr. Tumda Newme, read out the representation to the chief minister of Nagaland. He said that the government notification dated June 27, 2022 on inter-district boundary was cabinet notification of implied that it was just a piece of paper to suit other parties and for which the Peren public were losing faith on the government. He said that the State government should display political firmness if it intended to “solve this long pending issue”. Newme warned that the citizens of Peren district will not accept any decision of the government, which was devoid of any jurisdiction and any implications arising out of the notification would be the sole responsibility of the government. He said that the failure of the state government to imply the recommendations of its own Cabinet Sub-committee clearly shows succumbing to political manoeuvring, adding that they would not rest till the government revoked the decision.
During the programme, shorts speeches were delivered by NZPO president Kevipele Iheilung, Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland president CR Zeliang and Kuki Inpi vice president.
Following the programme at the Jalukie Town Square, the rallyists led by leaders of various CSOs marched to ADC Jalukie office and submitted the memorandum through the DC Peren, Vineet Kumar. The memorandum was received by DC Peren.
The participants at the rally held placards some of which read “Truth is our weapon”, “Government should deliver justice without fear and prejudice”, “Right is might”, “There is no British land in Peren district”, “We will uphold our traditional boundary” They also raised slogans such as “We want Justice” and “We shall overcome”.
They submitted two representations, wherein one of was a joint representation by Old Jalukie and Lamhai Village Councils, the traditional land owners and the other by CSOs of Peren district objection against the government’s notification issued on June 27, 2022.


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