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Review committee for benefit of 'Dobashis' in Nagaland

Press Trust of India  |  Kohima 

"The Dobashis as custodian of Naga customary laws must continue to guide the administrators on Naga tradition and customs," Rio said at afunction organised on the 50th anniversary of 'Nagaland Dobashis Association' here yesterday,

The chief minister said that he had asked them to document the Naga customary laws and practices which actually protected and upheld the unique identity of the Naga culture and traditions.

Rio recalled that Gaonburha and Dobashi institutions were created by the British for dispensation of administration at grassroots in the North-East.

Nagaland Commissioner Banuo Z Jamir asked the Dobashis to explore possibility for inducting women as Dobashis since many decisions were taken in the customary courts without their knowledge or consent.

First Published: Tue, November 13 2012. 15:05 IST