Land compensation an inalienable right, says landowners

Land compensation an  inalienable right, says landowners
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Dimapur, May 8: In the wake of village council chairmen and Head GBs of all villages touching NH-29 from Purana Bazaar to Chumukedima stretch where the ongoing 4-lane road work is being undertaken making it clear that it will now allow any obstruction to the road works for reasons of claiming land compensation or any other related issues, the NH-29 Land Owners Union (Purana Bazaar to Chumukidema) has said it is not against the Government developmental activities, but due compensation should be paid “as it is an inalienable rights which cannot be deprived at any cost.”
The union made the statement in a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner in presence of Executive Engineer, PWD (NH), Kohima Division, Revenue Officer, Dimapur, Land Record & Survey Officer, Dimapur, along with the area chairman and GBs of the village concerned along NH-29 from Purana Bazaar to Chumukidema and other officials from DC office today.
A press release issued by the union said the DC Dimapur, after a patient hearing, assured the aggrieved land owners union to have a separate meeting at the earliest without involving the third party.
In a consultative meeting on May 7, it was made aware that the present 4-lane road construction is within the purview of the road reservation (ROW) and hence the question of land compensation does not arise.
On the reported statement made by EAC Chumukidema that “the question of land compensation did not arise,” the union said it considers it as a direct challenge to the judgement order issued by the Guwahati High Court (Kohima Branch). “However, it is assumed that such blatant press release could be out of ignorance,” it added. (Page News Service)