Once again, Assam Police prevented Nagaland Polling personnel from going to Ladigarh Polling Station

KOHIMA, Feb 27 (NEPS): Voting process was halted at Ladigarh Polling Station under 49 Tamlu A/C in Nagaland’s Longleng District. Polling started at 7 AM this morning in Nagaland and voting percentage was recorded 17 at 9 AM this morning.

It may be mentioned that in the past Elections in Nagaland, Polling personnel were prevented from going to Ladigarh Polling Station by the Assam Police.

The Ladigarh Polling Station is bordering Assam and the Assam administration has been claiming that the areas fall under disputed area. Whereas Phom people said the Ladigarh village was an “undisputed” Phom Naga village under Tamlu Sub-division and RD Block in Longleng district having a Government Primary School recognized by the Government.

In 2009 Election, in this Polling Station, the election could not be conducted due to obstruction by Assam Armed Police since 2007, though the said polling building is in existence since 2007.

Mention may be made that in the past elections, after Assam Police’s refusal to allow the Nagaland Polling personnel to proceed to the Ladigarh Polling Station, the makeshift polling station was arranged nearby for voters to cast their votes. It said voters had the tough time walking more than four kilometers to reach the makeshift polling station to cast their votes.

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