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Govt sets up committee to probe border violence

By EMN Updated: Aug 18, 2014 12:26 am


IN view of the incidents of arson and killings in the Ralan area of Wokha district on August 12 and 13 and escalation of tension in the areas bordering Wokha district in Nagaland and Golaghat district in Assam resulting in various organizations in Assam calling for economic blockade against Nagaland on NH 29, the Nagaland government has ordered an enquiry into the causes and circumstances which led to the situation.
The Committee has been asked to submit its findings and recommendations within 15 days of the date of its constitution.
In a notification on August 16, Nagaland Chief Secretary said the Enquiry Committee has been constituted to identify the circumstances leading to the situation, resulting in burning of villages, damage to properties and loss of lives and to identify the motives and reasons for such actions leading to the commission of such crimes/offences.
The Committee will also find out whether the crime is the handiwork of individuals, groups of people or organizations and identify the persons responsible for commission of these crimes besides suggesting remedial measures to ensure that such incidents do not recur in future.
The committee consists of Imkonglemba Ao, APC and Commissioner & Secretary, Agriculture as convenor, PF Zeliang, IGP Range, Kesonyü Yhome, Joint Secretary and Principal Director, School Education and Namjok Konyak, Joint Secretary, Justice & Law, as members and Vikishe Sema, DC HQ, O/o Commissioner Nagaland as member secretary.

Expedite release of Paiwang’s entourage, ENPO tells govt


WHILE appreciating the State government’s initiative for release of personal secretary and security personnel of Parliamentary Secretary Paiwang Konyak, who were detained by a mob at Rangajan junction near Golaghat in Assam on August 15, the Eastern Nagaland Peoples’ Organisation (ENPO) has urged the Nagaland government to expedite the process without wasting any time as the public in the Eastern Nagaland area are already agitated with the detainment.
The personal secretary and security personnel were on government duty and on their way to Jorhat Airport to pick up the Parliamentary Secretary who was coming from New Delhi to Dimapur via Jorhat in Assam.
While expressing concern over the unfortunate incident in Ralan area on August 12 and the subsequent situations that flared up, the ENPO expressed its apprehension that if the situation is not tackled immediately and those detained are not released safely, the public may take the law in their own hands which may lead to unwanted situations, ENPO vice president Kekongchim and joint secretary Kekongchim said in a release today.

State BJP appeals Assam govt

WHILE expressing its serious concern over the border issue between the Assam and Nagaland, the state unit of BJP expressed its dismay over the detention of a convoy belonging to Parliamentary Secretary and BJP MLA from 41 Tizit A/C P. Paiwang Konyak by a mob near Golaghat since Friday.
The party appealed to the Assam government to intervene and normalise the situation timely as further delay may complicate it, K. James Vizo, general secretary and spokesman, BJP Nagalnd, said in a release today.

By EMN Updated: Aug 18, 2014 12:26:13 am