Updated 17 Jun 2021, 9:01 pm
The ‘Asian Highway Land Affected Villages Chairmen/Chiefs' Association (Gamgiphai to Taphou Kuki)’ with all affected landowners and stakeholders on Thursday announced that it has decided to resort to intense forms of agitations if the government fails to revoke and rectify all the land acquisition orders and resolve the issue at the earliest.
The decision was taken in its emergency meeting held on Wednesday at Community Hall, Kangpokpi.
Speaking to the media, the association secretary Semson Kipgen said that it is with deep regret to witness the incessant disturbing situation on the proposed widening, expansion, maintenance, management, and operation of National Highway 2 on the stretch of land from Gamgiphai to Kalapahar by the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India.
Despite all efforts being made and the same being placed to all authority concerned time and again, the district administration and revenue department, taking due advantage of procedural errors/lapse on land demarcation and registration by the government, have been mischievously exercising their muscle in issuing orders and notifications snubbing the stakeholders and the real landowners.
He said that the state government and Revenue department in particular disregarded the memorandum signed between the association of the affected landowners and DC/LA of Kangpokpi district on January 4, 2021 and the subsequent representations by various civil bodies and stakeholders within Kangpokpi district for justified implementation.
He also said that the authorities overruled all the objections submitted under the sub-section (1) of section 3A and 3D of the National Highways Act, 1956 (48 of 1956), by the rightful landowners' association while adding that the association stands by its rightful objection in revoking and rectifying all the said land acquisition orders.
First published:17 Jun 2021, 9:01 pm
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KANGPOKPI district, Manipur