Sit-in-protest against land encroachment held in Chandel

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CHANDEL, January 22: Sit-in- protest against land encroachment by the District Administration of Chandel district  at Thangbung Mino, an Anal Naga Village was held today at DC Lamkhai in Chandel.

People from different walks of life participated in the protest that was jointly organizsed by Anal Naga Tangpi, Anal Lenruwl Tangpi, Anal Sinnu Ruwl and Anallon Chiefs’ Association.

The Chief of Thangbung Mino village, Ts Thulhring Anal, raised strong objection against one Lalkholun Haokip for signing a land agreement, about 3000 acre, with the government for construction of a township and accusing him of procuring false and fake document to support his claims.

BD Thumdang, Chairman of Anallon Chiefs’ Association, told IFP that Thangbung Mino, an Anal village is already recognized by the government and this unfortunate encroachment attempt has shocked and hurt the Anal people, he blamed the chief of Menkang, a neighbouring village inhabited by the Moyon Naga tribes, for selling parts of the village without the knowledge and consent of people of Thangbung Mino.

Adding further that the protest was held to express the disappointment of the Anal People and was not to fight the government, he appealed the District Commissioner of Chandel to reconsider his decision and revoke the land acquisition order for which the people of Anal will ever remain thankful and grateful.

Meanwhile, Wng Victor Kohring, President of ANTA, expressed his regret over the lop-sided opinions vis-à-vis the Momoko incident that appeared in the editorial of the Hueiyen Lanpao (English Edition).

Accepting the clarification made by the daily to some extent, he asserted that the same content should be deleted or omitted in the next edition and wished that such unfortunate incident should not occurred again in the future to disturb the communal harmony.

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