Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Landowners, pattadars petition CM over land occupation by army

Landowners/pattadars, whose lands are under army occupation here, have petitioned chief minister Neiphiu Rio to personally intervene in the matter and do justice to them at the earliest.
In a memorandum to the chief minister, forum’s president Kvuchilo Thong and secretary Ajao Kense claimed that they had been writing to DC Dimapur for a number of years seeking action and had also submitted list of pattadars as directed. They lamented that the matter had been delayed for so long. They expressed dismay that the joint survey conducted by the army, defence estate and Dimapur district administration in 2019 had not been approved till date.
They said the landowners/pattadars had been peacefully and hopefully waiting for justice and handing over their land to them.
The duo claimed that the forum had been cooperating with the State government, adding that they were disappointed to see the prolonged delay on the matter. “We believe reasonably that there should not be any problem that cannot be tallied in connection with army occupied land cited above. We strongly feel that it is high time that all the necessary procedures and formalities should have been completed and handed over by now,” the memorandum stated.
They hoped that the chief minister’s personal intervention would lead to positive outcome, while committing to fully support his leadership in every possible way if justice was done.