Joint Non-Government Voluntary Organisation (JNGVO) Kakching took out a peaceful mass rally against the state government’s policy of “taking out land records of Kakching District Headquarter to Directorate of Settlement and Land Record office at Lamphelpat, Imphal”.
The rally kicked off at around 11.30 am from the Kakching market area towards the Kakching DC office complex. JNGVO demanded the authorities concerned to return all the land records of the Kakching district at the earliest to the Kakching office and cautioned strong agitations if the authorities fail to comply.
JNGVO president Ksh Chhtradahari alleged that the organisation had repeatedly requested the state government to bring the relevant land records of Kakching districts which were taken from the settlement office of Kakching District Head Quarter to the Directorate of Settlement and Land Record office at Lamphelpat in Imphal.
He continued that the land records and documents should be kept in the respective districts and added that “such unreasonable” policies cannot be tolerated. He recalled that JNGVO had submitted memorandum copies to the authorities concerned requesting not to remove the records from Kakching District Headquarters and demonstrated a sit-in protest at Kakching on September 28.
“Land records of five villages namely 62 Kakching wairi, 63 Kakching wairi, 68 Hiyanglam, 61 Loushipat and 67 Kharungpat were taken out on February 20,” he said.
The protesters displayed placards which read ‘Bring back all the land records of Kakching district immediately’ and ‘Kakching people condemn the government’s policy of taking out land records from Kakching district headquarter’ etc.
Later, a four-member team of JNGVO met with Kakching DC Somorjit Salam at his office and a memorandum copy addressed to chief minister N Biren regarding the issue was submitted.