søndag 19. juli 2020

Glimpses of Kaho: A Village Along the Line of Actual Control on the India-China Border

Located on the easternmost tip of India along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China is Kaho, which happens to be among the few villages on the border to be linked by a road. Kaho is one of the seven villages of the Kibithoo block in Arunachal Pradesh’s Anjaw district through which the river Lohit flows and divides the scenic region into the west and east banks. They are connected at several places by foot suspension and bailey bridges.

Kaho is inhabited by the Meyor community who are Buddhists by faith. According to the 2011 census, it has a total population of 65 residents and a literacy rate of 64.15 percent, which was lower than the 65.38 percent level for the entire state of Arunachal Pradesh. Last year, when this correspondent visited the village, residents claimed that the population of the village had increased to over a hundred with more households being established as well.