The Dimapur District Citizens’ Forum (DDCF) at an emergency meeting on Saturday reiterated its decision to oppose the shifting of the Dimapur deputy commissioner’s office from its present location to the new complex at Chumukedima.

During the meeting, the forum reaffirmed its earlier memorandums submitted to the Nagaland government on August 25, 2014 and June 5, 2015 and the April 6 representation this year, opposing shifting of the deputy commissioner’s office to the new complex.

It warned that the citizens of Dimapur will not remain a silent spectators and will democratically oppose any move to shift the office to Chumukedima.

The DDCF reiterated its appeal to the State government to listen to the voice of the masses.

It appreciated the appointment of a new additional deputy commissioner in the new DC complex, saying it is a sign of development and growth of the district which will largely relieve the burden of the people in the Chumukedima circle of Dimapur district.

It urged the government to pave ways for the conversion of non-cadastral land into cadastral survey land, especially in the town and municipal areas, so that it will be free for development in the near future.

The DDCF also reiterated its appeal to the government to deal with the inter-district boundary issue between Peren and Dimapur districts with sensitively and without any bias.

“It is our deep concern that all the stakeholders – affected villages, civil society organisations CSOs and administration – should be taken on board while settling the dispute for a permanent settlement,” the DDCF said in a statement.

Bhadra Gogoi

Bhadra Gogoi is Northeast Now Correspondent in Nagaland. He can be reached at: bhadragogoi@yahoo.com