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‘Motha village belongs to Anal community, not Kuki’

The area of land in question, bordering the Indo-Myanmar International Border Pillar Nos Part of 73, full of 74, 75 and 76 is the real and actual land of Thangbung Minou (T Mino) Anal Community/Tribe which is under Naga nomenclature by blood from time immemorial, Ts Thurhring Anal, chief of Thangbung Minou (T Minou) said in a press release.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 22 Jun 2024, 5:15 am

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Refuting to the claim of the Hill Tribal Council, Moreh that Motha village is the homeland of the Kuki-Zo people, the Thangbung Minou (T Minou) Village Authority, Chandel district has termed the claim as ‘baseless and uncalled for’ while stating that the land belongs to Thangbung Minou (T Mino) Anal Community/Tribe which is under Naga nomenclature by blood.

With reference to Press Statement No. 11/HTC-CEC/2024 dated 17.06.2024 issued by the Department of Information & Publicity, Hill Tribal Council, Moreh, wherein quoted “Motha Village which is the Homeland of the Kuki-Zo people prior to any other human settlement even before the arrival of India and Burma” is baseless and uncalled for since the Hill Tribal Council has not known the actual history and background of the land and people living in that area, Ts Thurhring Anal, chief of Thangbung Minou (T Minou) said in a press release.

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Further, Motha village name is not born in the eye of law and in any records, the chief added.

The chief of T Minou also requested the Deputy Commissioner Tengnoupal, ADC Tengnoupal, SDO Moreh to note the matter for record.

The area of land in question, bordering the Indo-Myanmar International Border Pillar Nos Part of 73, full of 74, 75 and 76 is the real and actual land of Thangbung Minou (T Mino) Anal Community/Tribe which is under Naga nomenclature by blood from time immemorial, the chief said. The said land was never owned or possessed by the non-Naga group since the beginning of human settlement, the chief added.

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The chief also provided evidence of the real settlers (T. Mino) as follows; the Manipur Gazette No. 252-E-208, Imphal-Monday February 5, 1962 vide sl. No. 82 of the list; Thangbung Minou (T. Mino) Village and its land was claimed as Indian Territory by Officiating P.A Colonel Thomson in November 1872 despite Burma (earlier) claiming it to be within Burma Territory, which was published on 15/10/2013 by Dr. Suresh Singh at page 6 of Sangai Express.

The chief further stated that the Village Right copy of 1933 scheduled bounded to the East by Indo-Myanmar BP. No. 73,74,75 & 76, West by Leisin Tengnoupal & Libung Villages, North by Moreh and Sibong/Khudengthabi Village, South by Chalson Tengnoupal along Dunam River course till Leisin Tengnoupal as evidence that Motha village belongs to T Minou and the Anal Naga community.


 

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