Nagaland: PDMGDVA suspends ‘no reply, no work’ agitation with immediate effect
Kohima, Oct. 9 (EMN): The Phek District Maytas-Gayatri Damaged Victim Association (PDMGDVA) on Friday agreed to suspend its ongoing “No Reply, No Work” agitation with immediate following an emergency consultative meeting with the Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) under the chairmanship of Phek Deputy Commissioner Razouvolie Dozo at the DC’s office chamber.
The PDMGDVA had initiated “No Reply, No Work” agitation from October 6 to the 21st to protest the government of India’s failure to file a reply to the public interest litigation (PIL) filed with the Kohima Bench of Gauhati High for claim of damage compensation to people affected by road projects in Phek district.
The DC apprised the members of the seriousness and initiatives taken by the state government to address the grievances of the PDMGDVA and conveyed Minister for Planning and Coordination, Lands Revenue, Neiba Kronu’s appeal to the association to suspend the agitation “in the interest of the general public as it will cause immense inconvenience and hamper the developmental activities of the district”.
The association was also assured that the matter would be taken up on priority at the earliest along with the other affected districts, as it is concern of all, said the update from the DC.
The president of CPO also appealed to PDMGDVA to suspend the agitation and assured to extend its full support to the association, as CPO is also a petitioner in the case’.
Heeding to minister Kronu’s request, the PDMGDVA agreed to suspend its ongoing agitation with immediate effect, it was informed.
It may be mentioned that following repeated failure of the Indian government to file an affidavit-in-opposition to the PIL filed in connection with the land compensation, the aggrieved party had initiated its second phase of agitation, wherein no company or contractor was allowed to undertake any work on Chakhabama-Zunheboto (under Phek district) and Pfutsero-Phek two-lanning roads.