Updated 27 Jul 2021, 6:42 pm
The Asian Highway Land Affected Villages Chairmen/Chief's Association (AHLAVCC) - Taphou Kuki-Gamgiphai urged the government to act according to the people's wish if it does not have issues with the demand of the affected victims.
A joint meeting was held on Tuesday between the government officials led by the Commissioner (Revenue) and senior police officials led by ADGP L Kailun, and officers and affected residents of the land acquisition for expansion of NH-2 under packages 4B and 5A at Conference Hall, DC Kangpokpi district.
The meeting was also attended by the commissioner (Works), government of Manipur, ADGP Clay Khongsai, DIG, Range-IV Angam Kamei, SP Kangpokpi and leaders of AHLAVCCA, Kangpokpi District Joint Chiefs' Coordinating Committee on Land Matters, TSA Sadar Hills, and All Manipur Gorkha Students' Union Kalapahar Unit.
In a press conference held after the meeting, AHLAVCCA assistant spokesperson Thanglen Kipgen said that they had already announced earlier that unless the issue of NH-2 expansion is amicably resolved and the land is declared ‘unsurveyed’, no more meetings and talks will be entertained. However, having faith in the government, they once again attended the meeting by considering that the government might come up with a positive response, he said.
However, the meeting ended similarly without any solution like before, he added.
He further said that today's meeting was the last and final one and they will no longer continue to entertain such meetings and talks in the future unless the government resolves the issue and declares the affected land as 'unsurveyed land' as stated before.
He said that more than ten unfruitful meetings had already been held and they are already fed up and tired of such meetings where no solution can be reached.
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First published:27 Jul 2021, 5:58 pm
National Highway 2Asian Highwayland acquisition
KANGPOKPI district, Manipur