The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

typescript - J.H. Hutton tour diaries in the Naga Hills

caption: Permission for Mussalmans to kill cows in their own compounds; Naga labour in forest reserves
medium: tours
location: Dimapur
date: 6.1.1921
person: Hutton/ J.H.
date: 3.1.1921-31.1.1921
person: Pitt Rivers Museum Archive, Oxford
refnum: Hutton Ms. Box 2
text: 6th
text: Disposed of many outstanding files, halting at Dimapur. Also some cases, and miscellaneous petitions. Among the latter was one from the Mussalmans for leave to kill cows. The existing orders insist on cows being killed if not in public virtually so and the meat has to be removed in public. I do not think these orders are expedient so I told the Musselmans to kill cows privately in their own compounds provided the latter were not in contact with those of Hindus.
text: In the evening Deputy Conservator of Forests, Sibsagar arrived to discuss the question of Naga Labour in the Forests Reserves.