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Int’l Day of World’s Indigenous People observed at Jakahama

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Dimapur, August 11 (EMN): Kohima District Legal Services Authority (KDLSA) in collaboration with District Administration SDO (C) Jakhama observed International Day of the World’s Indigenous People at SDO (C) Jakhama on August 9.
Speaking on role and duties of village authorities in government set up, Alemyapang Longchar, SDO (C) Jakhama pointed out that the Village Council Act 1978 cannot be clash with customary law. He explained how VDB should be under the village council, power to exercise loans, maintaining law and order.
Zekuseto Natso, Panel Lawyer KDLSA talking on the indigenous and tribal rights informed that there are various schemes and scholarship for tribal provided by the centre. He said that there are special provisions are being provided to the Tribal under Article 371A. He added that special markings and age relaxation as well as applying for jobs are being given to the SC/ST as backward tribes.
On Adoption and Beneficiaries scheme, Mego Kielienyϋ, legal cum probation officer DCPU Kohima, said that adoption certificate can be obtained for children below the age of 18 years. He also highlighted the procedures for legal adoption wherein a single/unmarried man cannot adopt a girl child and the document for adoption/papers is also to be furnished while adopting a child.
The programme was chaired by Keduvi Zhotso, panel lawyer KDLSA while invocation was pronounced by Siechalie Yhoshϋ, VCC Kigwema, and vote of thanks was pronounce by Hisinlo Himb, panel lawyer KDLSA. The programme was followed by tree plantation.

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