Phek, March 6 (MExN): Against the backdrop of the border dispute between the Khezhakenoma Village under Phek district and Tungjoy village under Manipur State, Deputy Chief Minister of Nagaland Y Patton inspected the site on March 6.
The Dy CM was accompanied by Minister for planning Neiba Kronu, DGP Nagaland John Longkumer, Commissioner Nagaland Rovilato Mor, IG Range Lima Sunep, district Administration and Police Officers Phek to take stock of the situation and to gather first hand information relating to the land dispute at Chida post, Khezhakeno village and Tungjoy Village and also the alleged abduction and assault of a government official on February 15, a press release from the Dy CMO Media cell informed.
During a brief meeting, Patton assured the public that the land dispute issue will be taken up with his counterpart in Manipur to settle it amicably.
He also informed the public that, “while it is abominable to encroach upon others jurisdiction, we should also fight for the inherent right of any land that that belongs to us,” the release added.
On the abduction case of a Dobashi, Patton urged the public to let the state government and the law enforcing agencies take their course of action.
The Dy CM also expressed hope that, being an ancestral village, Khezhakenoma will continue the tradition of peaceful coexistence and maintain good relationship with the neighboring villages.
Patton also inspected the border monolith erected by the British administration in 1872.