The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - Chapter III 'Detailed Report on the Naga Hills Expedition of 1878-80', Capt. P.J. Maitland

caption: telegram to Col. Johnstone from Secretary to Chief Commissioner of Assam ordering the complete destruction of Konoma and execution of Damant's murderers
medium: reports
person: Johnstone/ Col.
location: Khonoma (Konoma)
person: Maitland/ Capt. P.J.
date: 1880
person: India Office Library, London
refnum: IOR L/MIL/17/18/24
text: Telegram, dated Shillong, 4th November 1879.
text: From - Secretary to the Chief Commissioner of Assam, To - COLONEL JOHNSTONE, Kohima.
text: "Chief Commissioner desires observance of following policy towards Nagas Konoma to be absolutely destroyed and rebuilding prohibited. Headmen implicated in Damant's murder to be captured and executed. All other villages concerned in rising to be subjugated and complete disarmament of firearms enforced. Terms of submission should include payment of substantial revenue in grain and nominal revenue in money, together with contribution of labour. Dismantling of village walls and defences left to your discretion."