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LOP seeks return of army occupied lands

Nagaland News

DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 24: The landowners/pattadars, whose lands are occupied by army in Dimapur town, have appealed to the Dimapur District administration to expedite and finalize the protracted matter and hand over the land at the earliest.

In a representation to the DC, Dimapur, LoP president Chupfuo Kense and secretary K Thong said the landowners feel that their lands are not safe as encroachment of land under army occupation has been taking place.
The landowners/pattadars in a meeting on November 14 had resolved to build temporary or katcha fencings to protect their land from further encroachments, it said while regretting that the district administration and the Defence have failed to provide full protection to their land.
Citing information received under RTI Act 2005 on October 20, 2020, the representation said the joint survey maps of army occupied land done in 2019 is yet to be approved and signed by the Board of Proceeding. It informed that as per RTI information, the total land area of 75.345 acres in various pockets of land in Dimapur is under army occupation.
“The landowners have been fighting for their land for so long. Therefore, landowners/Pattadars wish the district administration and concerned authorities to expedite and finalize this protracted matter and hand over their lands at the earliest,” it appealed.
The representation was also endorsed to Chief Minister of Nagaland seeking his personal action to expedite the matter.
(Page News Service)