In an alarming development, the Amur Falcon Roosting Area Union (AFRAU) of Pangti in Nagaland has warned that it will stop protecting Amur falcons and cooperating with the ‘distinguished visitors’ if its various demand is not met.
Airing its grievances, AFRAU president N Thungbemo Shitiri, in a press release released on Sunday stated that the union had submitted a representation on September 10 regarding the non-implementation of road connectivity to tourist spot (Amur Falcon Observation Area), under Swadesh Darshan Scheme 2016, and issuing work order to a local deserving tender submission, to execute the work before the arrival of the birds, that is the second week of October.
Shitiri claimed that even after repeated pleas, the concerned department failed to act on the issue. As such AFRAU Pangti held a general meeting on October 7 last and thoroughly deliberated the long pending issue of non-implementation of the project even after the lapse of three seasons.
In the meeting, the union, mainly consisting landowners resolved not to continue protection activities or cooperate with the ‘distinguished visitors’ if the Government failed to fulfill their demand in order to facilitate tourist visits and for the welfare of Pangti village.
The union also warned that failing to comply with its demand and denying it a timely reply will result in the union taking its own course of action.
Any unpleasant situation that may arise during the bird season shall be the sole responsibility of the concerned department, the union further warned through the release.