Updated 8 Apr 2022, 3:26 pm
The land demarcation drive at 44-Yaithibi Loukol for the construction of a Mega food park by the Manipur government resulted in a scuffle between the locals and police, during which teargas shells, mock bombs etc. were fired. One local received injuries during the scuffle.
The injured person has been identified as one Md Abdul Hashim, 23, son of Abdulla from Sora Ching Wangma.
Concerning the incident, upa-adhyaksha of Kakching zilla parishad Md Najimuddin expressed that all the people of Sorag long for development and progress. However, the people would not remain as mute spectators if the government and its officials try to forcefully grab lands because they have the power to do so.
He further appealed to all concerned to peacefully resolve the matter after reaching a mutual agreement between the two sides and carry out the work together.
Meanwhile, 44-Yaithibi Loukol Farmers, Land Owners Development Association have raised strong objections against the measurement work. They stated that no development work should be conducted at the area by any department.
In a statement, the organisation stated that at around 3.30 am of Thursday, a team led by AS/SO Thoubal M Ningthembi along with additional security forces from Thoubal and Kakching arrived to carry out land demarcation at 44-Yaithibi loukol. The locals residing near the paddy field strongly object to such a move, it stated.
No demarcation work should be carried out at the area by any department in the name of development, it further stated.
It further stated that the organisation wants the government to fully implement ‘The conservation of Paddyland and Wetland Act 2014’ at 44- Yaithibi loukol.
The paddy field has been the source of livelihood for many farmers, it mentioned. It further appealed to the chief minister to look into the issue and resolve the matter.
First published:7 Apr 2022, 6:16 pm
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THOUBAL district, Manipur