Article 371(A) a stumbling block for Nagaland’s development process: Kire
The adviser to the rural development department of Nagaland, Neikiesalie Nicky Kire, said Article 371(A) of the Constitution has become a stumbling block to the development process in the state.
Article 371(A) of the Constitution guarantees protective rights to the Nagas.
“Using the provisions of the Article 371(A), landowners don’t allow the government to carry on with developmental activities in their land and seek for higher rates of compensations,” Kire said.
Kire said this while addressing the silver jubilee celebrations of Yimchungrü Union Kohima at Nagaland Baptist Church Council convention hall in Kohima on Saturday, sources said on Sunday.
The MLA rued that while landowners do not allow developmental activities in their land without land compensations but they want the government to look after any damage caused by natural disasters.
“If the Nagas want to protect their land through Article 371(A), they should also take care of the damages caused to their personal property instead of blaming the government for everything,” he said.