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DNSU urges govt. to review NFR land encroachment issue

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By EMN Updated: Jul 19, 2022 6:58 pm
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Dimapur, July 19 (EMN): The Dimapur Naga Students’ Union (DNSU) on Tuesday urged the state government to review the allegations made by the Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) on the issue of land encroachment.

Referring to a news report published in local media, DNSU in a statement said that the Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO), NFR Lumding division, had alleged that 30.283 hectare out of 53.806 hectare had been infringed, while the state government has not assisted in the demarcation of land boundaries and removal of encroachers from the Railway land.

DNSU further sought a response from the government as to whether the allegations made by NFR were true and also questioned why it is yet to respond to the NFR.

“As per allegations made by the NFR regarding Railway land encroachment, DNSU demands the concerned officers involved in issuing random land pattas to be suspended and disclose whoever is responsible for such blunders.

“The Union also reminds all concerned that the said land is not a ‘personal property’ and therefore, no officer has the authority to sell or issue land pattas for his/her personal interest,” it read.

It also supported the statement given by Dimapur constituency MLAs to set up an “inquiry committee” to verify the allegations made by NFR.

DNSU further asked the NFR why the matter was not brought to the public domain.

“ Ignorance of such pertinent issues being neglected by all stakeholders is questionable and the Union demands transparent explanations regarding this entity,” it read.

DNSU stated that it has received complaints about the sole train terminal in Dimapur being “shifted somewhere else”.

“To make it worse, even the only Nagaland Express has lost its space in Dimapur as it had been hijacked by the NFR’s decision to do so, and therefore, the Union urges the State Government to bring it back to where it belongs because it is high time that the government act reasonably,” it added.

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By EMN Updated: Jul 19, 2022 6:58:13 pm