Zeme Council opposes new Kma-Dmp inter-dist boundary
DIMAPUR, SEPTEMBER 24
THE Zeme Council Nagaland has described the State Home department’s notification on demarcation of inter-district boundary of Kohima and Dimapur as “illogical” and “ambiguous.”
Stating that it is a matter of grave concern, Zeme Counci president Raitu Elu, in a press release today, clarified that the Zeliangrong land (Peren district) had “inherently inherited demarcated boundary on all sides that cannot be changed at the whims and fancy of any group or individual and that stands true and valid with the protocol; records available with AA (Appelate Authority D.C. Peren District.”
The Zeme Council also sought to know when the nomenclature of river, streams, mountain ranges are well embedded in Zeliangrong area (Peren district), how could they become the boundary between Kohima and Dimapur districts.
It said the Home department’s notification “seems to have been dressed up in highly sinister design depriving all logic of the existing demarcation boundary.” The notification was also a ‘big mockery’ on the part of the authorities to impose autocratic form of committee report that has no substance with the existing demarcated boundary of Peren district, it asserted.
The release further said repeated protests and objections raised before the State government by Zeliangrong Baudi Nagaland and Zeme Council Nagaland had “not been taken into account for reasons beyond our understanding.”
Not taking into consideration the opinions of the tribal leaders on such sensitive and important issues will sow discord if no concrete solution is taken at the earliest, it warned while suggesting that it would be more proper to explore such issues by involving tribal apex organisation bodies of the area in near future.