Ministerial team inspects Manipur-Nagaland boundary disputed area

Pothashang News Service: Imphal, December 2, 2019: A ministerial team led by PHED minister Losii Dikho,  inspected  the disputed area at Mai Hills, Tungjoy Village at Senapati district adjoining the border with Nagaland state on Sunday.

Revenue minister Karam Shyam and tribal affairs and hills minister N. Kayisii also accompanied Dikho during the visit.
The disputed area between Tungjoy Villlage of Senapati district, Manipur and Khezhakeno Village of Phek District, Nagaland is a long standing conflict over the traditional land ownership.

The locals of Tungjoy village also informed the Ministerial team that there was a plan to celebrate Hornbill Fest at the disputed area of Tungjoy Village which is located at the interstate boundary of Manipur and Nagaland.

The team held a joint interaction with the local villagers of Tungjoy Village and officials from Nagaland to take stock of the ground situation and find amicable ways to negotiate the dispute towards bringing a peaceful solution.

Addressing the gathering, Dikho assured that the government will address the problems faced by the villagers and take up concrete measures for peaceful co-existence of both the neighbouring states.

Shyam highlighted that there has been long standing conflict regarding matter in demarcating boundaries between the two states since 1872 and there is a need to carry out proper survey. A committee meeting with Dikho as chairman will be soon held to bring negotiation between Nagaland and Manipur keeping in view the public interest, he assured.

Kayisii said Manipur Rifles outpost was installed in the village in 1991. He also stated that proper steps will be taken up to resolve the issue quickly after discussion with the chief minister and committee recommendation.

The villagers of Tungjoy appealed to the ministers to undertake adequate measures for developing roads and converting the village into a tourist resort.

ADGP (AP/Ops) L. Kailun, Senapati DC Somorjit Salam, SP M Pradip Singh, Nagaland officials, villagers and youths of Tungjoy village were present during the interaction.

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