DIYUN, JAN 18: People in Diyun were suddenly spitting fire over an unscrupulous decision made by some leaders of Rajnagar village. The issue ensued when some unanimous leaders from Rajnagar village agreed to give a piece of land from the campus of Diyun Buddhist Temple measuring 5 Meters into 5 Meters reportedly to one Mr. TNN Innao popularly AKA Knong for construction of a sanctioned departmental water tank for supplying water to the public.
The news spread like wild fire and an emergency meeting was called on 16th January, 2014 in the premises of the concerned temple which was attended by prominent Chakma headman, representatives from Chakma Women Welfare Society (CWWS), Chakma Development Society (CDS), Arunachal Pradesh Chakma Students’ Union (APCSU) and general public alike.
Most of the speakers in the meeting opined that it will create chaos and disturb the very sanctity of the Buddhist temple. Some speakers strongly opposed the irrational move of the concern leaders and asserted that there will be requirement for more land for the extension of temple infrastructure. The other important thing to be mentioned is the fact that it is called a “General Temple” which means it does not belong solely to the public of Rajnagar but also to all. It was constructed in 1980s by the contribution from all the Chakmas. Hence, the sole decision makers are not the leaders of Rajnagar.
The much needed meeting made people understand the significance of the Diyun Buddhist Temple and people are already contemplating about making it look magnificent to make it represent the Chakmas of Diyun.