The Yimkhiung Tribal Council (YTC) in Nagaland has temporarily suspended its first phase agitation demanding Shamator district till further notice. 

In a notification, YTC executive chairman Y Makezho also said resumption of operation of Likimro Hydroelectric Power Plant and the entry of visitors or researchers to Mt. Saramati, Fakim Wildlife Sanctuary, stone caves at Salomi and Mimi will be allowed. 

However, the council warned that it will resume its democratic agitation till justice is delivered if the state government fails to fulfil the assurance at the earliest. 

Shamator is currently under Tuensang district of Nagaland. 

The council, earlier, had said that it demanded upgradation of Shamator additional deputy commissioner’s headquarters as a district since 2003. 

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It said that it has submitted several representations and reminder letters to the state government. 

On December 18 last year, the Nagaland government created three more districts, bringing the total number of districts in the state to 15.  

The newly created districts are Tseminyu, Niuland and Chumukedima.  

While Tseminyu district had been formed by bifurcating Kohima district, Niuland and Chumukedima districts were carved out of Dimapur district. 

Bhadra Gogoi

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