17th Mar 2017 09:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter

 ITANAGAR, Mar 17:  Expressing concern over the encroachment of Arunachal land by the people of Nagaland in Longding district, Longding District Students Union (LDSU) has sought the intervention of Home Minister, Kumar Waii to resolve the issue immediately and amicably.

Speaking to reporters at press club today, President LDSU, Manlem Wangsu informed that the people of Zangkham   and Nokyan village under Mon district of Nagaland  have encroached land near Longkhow and Zedua village of Longding district,  situated 45 Km from its headquarters.

‘People of Nagaland have trespassed and cultivated cardamom in large hectares inside the Arunachal land, however  local villagers from  Longkhow and Zedua destroyed the entire cultivation as it was the area for their Jhum cultivation,’ informed Manlem.

Anticipating backlash as a result, he appealed the Home Minister to take appropriate measure before any untoward incident occur in the area.

While stressing on history of Arunachal –Nagaland boundary dispute, Manlem divulged that during 1975 village council from both the districts had amicably demarcated the boundaries but despite that villagers from Nagaland side are encroaching Arunachal land.

‘We have carried out jhum cultivation in the said areas since time immemorial,’ said Gaon Burah of Zedua village Langkai Wangpan adding ‘But now the situation is not good, so we urge the concern authority to take appropriate measure to resolve the issue.’

Deputy Commissioner Longding, Himanshu Gupta has informed that he has already updated the DC of Mon District, Nagaland about the incident and proposed a joint meeting of ADCs of both districts (Longding & Mon).‘Situation is normal and even the ADC, Longding has visited the area to take stock of the situation,’ he added.

Meanwhile, in its memorandum submitted to Home Minister, LDSU has urged for decentralization of recruitment process of recently announced Constable (driver) post in Civil Police. It will be difficult for the candidates to travel to Deomali from all TCL areas due to difficult terrain and lack of road communication and other basic amenities, it added.

Union has also appealed for redeployment of Arunachal Armed Police Battalion (AAPBn) in disturbs areas of Tirap, Changlang and Longding district (TCL).

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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