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YUD dismayed over Tsundang Saddle incident

By EMN Updated: Aug 12, 2014 1:09 am

Dimapur, August 11

The Yimchunger Union Dimapur (YUD) expressed deep discontentment over the Tsundang Saddle incident in which standing crops were randomly slashed by a mob allegedly from Chendang village.
“Adding to severe havoc caused on crops, the mob with pre-mediated plan ravaged the field assuming that no one would be on guard during the festive eve on 7th of August midnight,” YUD president S Keoshu and general secretary Z Akiu said in a release today. The YUD said on that fateful night, three watchmen were supposedly detailed to check from devastating Mithun entering their field. They were assaulted off-guard by the mob in the field, brutally torturing two to the extent of taking their life while one narrowly escaped unhurt, the release said.
Stating that according to Yimchunger customary tradition and culture, intentional damage to standing crops is tantamount to attempt on life, the YUD said it is indeed shocking to witness such barbaric act in this civilized society.
“This lowly act has deeply hurt the sentiment of all the Yimchungrer’s particularly in this festive season,” it stated. Appealing the authorities concerned to solve the long-standing issue between the two neighbouring villages and grant compensation for the damaged crops and injured victims (presently in ICU at Referral Hospital Dimapur) and bring the culprit(s) to book at the earliest, the union warned that if the authorities fail to take appropriate action, it will be compelled to intervene using “our set of cultural land laws”.

By EMN Updated: Aug 12, 2014 1:09:29 am