A delegation of Civil Societies of Mao met the Hon’ble Chief Minister today. The delegation consisted of Mao Council, Mao Union, Mao Students Union, Mao Women Welfare Association, KDLBR, and others.
The delegation specifically mentioned about the incident of June 6, 2017 in which trekkers from Manipur were harassed. They also mentioned about the encroachment and interference by the southern Angami People in the affairs of villagers of Mao. Specific instances were quoted about interference in the free movement of traffic in NH-2, stoppage of Vehicles & forcing them to unload and use vehicles of southern Angami people, encroachment into the land of Mao people.
The delegation also mentioned about the non-functioning of the SDO Office. The delegation also suggested to lodge a complaint with the appropriate authorities of the Government of Nagaland as well as Government of India, motorable road upto Dzuko Valley on the side of Manipur, Composite Check Post at Mao, marketing shed at Mao for women vendors, helipad and guest house for tourism purposes, police station near Dzuko Valley.
Hon’ble Chief Minister patiently listened to its points raised by the delegation & assured them of prompt action. He assured them that the State Government would take up the matter with the Government of Nagaland as well as Government of India in all seriousness so that the rights of Mao people are not infringed upon by anyone. He also assured that immediate action will be taken to see that the guest house, helipad and approach road for Dzuko Valley are constructed at the earliest. He also assured that the opening of Police Station as wellas composite Check post at Mao will be looked into for an early action.For the purpose of identifying the land for the above infrastructure development, a Committee headed by Kaisii, Hon’ble Minister (TA&Hills), Manipur and having L. Dikho, Hon’ble Minister (PHED), Manipur, Chief Engineer (RED/PMGSY), Commissioner (Revenue),DC (Senapati), and representatives of Civil Societies was constituted and the Committee has been asked to submit its report within 15th July, 2017 to enable the Government take further appropriate action.