The Nagas

Hill Peoples of Northeast India

Project Introduction The Naga Database

published - extracts on Nagas from 'Assam Administration Report'

caption: Naga Hills district
caption: Section 2. Relations with Tributary States and Frontier Affairs
caption: Arms Act
medium: reports
date: 1900
date: 1901
text: The following statement shows the number of gun licenses held for the year, and the classes of persons by whom they were held. Both ordinary licenses issued in the district under direct administration, and those held in the political control area are included in the statement:
text: -----------------------------------------------------------------------
text: _______________________ordinary_licenses
text: There were only 6 cases under the Arms Act, against 28 cases last year. The Deputy Commissioner has reported that there are now very few unlicensed guns in the district. Of the 6 cases instituted, 4 ended in conviction. The Deputy Commisstioner having reported that the licensed vendors of ammunition in Cachar and Kamrup had been issuing ammunition to Nagas in excess of the quantities which they are permitted to sell to hillmen, stringent orders were issued with a view to putting a stop to the practice.