ITANAGAR, Mar 17: The Longding District Students’ Union (LDSU) on Friday submitted a three-point representation to the Home Minister Kumar Waii for immediate intervention into the boundary dispute between Nagaland and Longding district.
Addressing media person at Arunachal Press Club (APC) here, LDSU president Manlem Wangsu informed that since last two years, villagers of Zangkham village under Mon district of Nagaland bordering Longkhow village in Arunachal Pradesh, have encroached and cultivated cardamom in large area measuring hundreds acres of land.
Appealing the home minister for early intervention in the matter so that an amicable solution could be sorted out, Wangsu further informed that due to land encroachment another land dispute has been reported between Nokyan village of Nagaland and Zedua village of Arunachal, which created fear psychosis and social tension between the two neighbouring states.
GB Langkai Wangpan form affected Longkhow village informed that the situation was very tense in the area as the villagers have already destroyed the cardamom cultivation.
He added that to ensure peace and tranquility among the people, the respective state governments should intervene in the matter.
While demanding for decentralization of recruitment venue for constable (driver) in Civil Police which has been scheduled to be held at Deomali, LDSU urged the concerned authority to reconsider the venue of recruitment as Deomali is lacking in feasibilities such as transportation and accommodation.
Stating that Tirap, Changlang and Longding were insurgency infested district where armed police personnel are required to curb criminal activities, the union also urged the state government to redeploy the Arunachal Armed Police Battalion (AAP Bn) in three districts which was withdrawn in the year 2005.
“From reliable sources it is learnt that lifting of the battalion from the districts were for three months only but after that no redeployment was made till now,” lamented Wangsu.
When contacted Longding DC Himanshu Gupta, he informed that he had contacted the DC of Mon and proposed a joint meeting of ADCs of both districts. He added that Longding ADC had also visited the site and eased out the tension and the situation was under control.