Cabinet sub-committee visits conflict area in Peren
Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Sep. 14: A sub-committee, which was constituted by the state cabinet to finalise the demarcation of Dimapur-Peren boundary and look into the altercation between Lamhai Namdi and Kiyevi B/Khehoi villages in Peren district, visited the disputed areas and neighbouring villages on Saturday.
The sub-committee was led by the convenor S Pangnyu Phom, Minister of Health and Family Welfare along with the Minister for Planning and Coordination Neiba Kronu; Minister for Transport Paiwang Konyak; and Minister for Rural Development Metsubo Jamir. This was informed by the media cell of the minister for Health and Family Welfare.
According to the media cell, the committee members held a meeting with both the parties at Kiyevi B/Khehoi village and asked them to submit all relevant documents to the committee through their respective deputy commissioner.
The members informed that the committee was formed to ensure amicable demarcation of the entire Dimapur and Peren district boundary. The sub-committee made it clear that based on the documents and evidence submitted by both the parties and after due consultation with all stakeholders, the committee will finalise a solution.
The convenor requested both the parties to maintain peace and to extend all possible help and cooperation to the committee while interacting with NGOs and public leaders from Lamhai Namdi and the adjoining villages.
The cabinet sub-committee was also informed of the law and order situation and the actions taken by the police to prevent any anti-social activities in the areas.
Prior to the meeting, a team led by Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton, along with the Dimapur Commissioner of Police Limasunep Jamir, deputy commissioner of Dimapur and Peren, director for Land Record and Revenue, IGP (IR), superintendent of police, Peren and other government officials had visited Lamhai Namdi.
Patton on his visit to the disputed area on September 10 had appealed to maintain status quo till the matter is properly examined and resolved. He had lamented that during the creation of Peren district, proper demarcation was not done, as a result of which, half of the disputed area lies in Dimapur district and the other half in Peren district.