Illegal immigrants: Villages across state urged to emulate KVC’s action
Dimapur, March 17 (EMN): The anti-illegal immigration group Survival Nagaland has appealed to village authorities across Nagaland to emulate the decision of the Kohima Village Council to not ‘allow suspected illegal migrants to reside within its jurisdiction.’
The most important tool to combating the menace of illegal migration is in the hands of village councils, but one which is yet to be ‘practically exercised’ till date, Survival Nagaland stated. The group issued a press release on Sunday to the media.
“Survival Nagaland expresses deepest appreciation to Kohima Village Council for their wise decision and need-of-the-hour resolve to not allow ‘suspected illegal migrants ‘ to reside within its jurisdiction.”
‘The councils and village authorities’ putting restrictions on random allotment of residential, commercial buildings and farm lands to ‘suspected illegal migrants’ will be the right measure towards safeguarding our land and economy,’ the press release stated.
Survival Nagaland expressed belief that once the village councils take such a decision, it “should be binding on all villagers including those village members who have property outside the village jurisdiction.”
As every Naga respects the authority of their village council, such a binding will eventually cover every Naga landowner in Nagaland, the group added.
“It’s high time we realize the danger of illegal migrants and safeguard our land and indigenous population from the irreversible threat. The Survival Nagaland appeals to all village councils and GB’s of entire state to follow the exemplary step taken by Kohima Village Council in leading the state to check the alarming growth of illegal migrants in Nagaland,” the press release added.