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Land dispute: GB union asks government to address matter

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By EMN Updated: Sep 13, 2019 12:02 am
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Dimapur, Sep. 12 (EMN): Taking note of reports about the razing of Lamhai Namdi village in Peren district, the Chakhroma GBs’ Union (CGBU) has issued a statement urging the government to make efforts to ‘clearly bring out a verdict basing on the history and all available records’ to settle the matter.

The union issued a press release to the media on Thursday.

Expressing outrage at the attack and burning down of Lamhai Namdi village in the wee hours of September 6 by some unknown miscreants, the union stated that the act of arson and firing was highly objectionable.

‘The CGBU is made to understand that the reason for the attack on the village is due to dispute regarding ownership over land on which the village is established,’ the union stated.

The union stated: ‘There is no land in Nagaland which is without owner and our Naga society, since the days of our ancestors, was such that each community existed within its own territory or jurisdiction. There was, no doubt, warfare and headhunting between different villages, but it was never for the purpose of conquering another’s land. As such there is no history of any village conquering and occupying another village in the Naga society.’

The organisation has urged the government to address the matter: ‘The CGBU therefore urge the government to initiate all sincere efforts to look into the matter and clearly bring out a verdict basing on the history and all available records to put the matter to rest once and for all.’

‘The government should also set up and investigating team to bring out the identity of the persons responsible for the attack and firing incident of September 6 and as to how the miscreants came to be in possession of such sophisticated automatic weapons,’ the statement added.

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By EMN Updated: Sep 13, 2019 12:02:10 am