Chakhroma Public Organisation on demarcation of Chümoukedima district
Dimapur, Jan. 6 (EMN): The Chakhroma Public Organisation (CPO) has submitted a representation to the chief secretary of Nagaland in connection with the demarcation of Chümoukedima district from Dimapur.
The CPO requested “the state government not to succumb to any pressure in the interest of justice” and stick to its earlier notification on the demarcation, while citing the memorandum submitted by several villages, colonies and organisations in Dhansiripar sub-division last month, declaring its decision to remain under Dimapur district.
It claimed that except Shokhovi and Pimla, most villages, especially within the Dhansiripar sub-division were established only after the formation of Nagaland state. It added that “the traditional Chakhroma area extends beyond the present Nagaland-Assam boundary in West and Northwest while on the southern side it borders with the traditional land of the Zeliang tribe”, while acknowledging few Kachari, Kuki and Garo villages, whose inhabitants, it said, were indigenous.
The CPO reminded that bifurcation of the administrative area of Dhansiripar sub-division under two districts, as demanded by various villages and organisations will “disturb the age old traditional land boundary between the Chakhroma and the Zeliang”.
“By placing certain areas of Dhansiripar sub-division under Dimapur district will create unnecessary troubles and unrest among the people leading to litigations which will harm the interest of the public in general and the Chakhroma people in particular. Further, a thin strip of land along the inter-state boundary of Nagaland and Assam under Dimapur district may not be in the interest of the state as a whole,” read the representation.
The CPO went on to say that it might “react” if the state government succumbs to “unreasonable pressures” and change the area of Chümoukedima district against its notification on December 20, 2021, without consulting it.