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PDMGDVA adopts 4-point resolution on 2-lane road projects in Phek

By EMN Updated: Nov 16, 2020 6:40 pm
A section of gathering at the general meeting of PDMGDVA at Chozuba town on November 14.

Dimapur, Nov. 16 (EMN): The Phek District Maytas Gayatri Damaged Victims’ Association (PDMGDVA) has adopted a four-point resolution including the decision to extend co-operation to Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO) on matter related to 2-lane road projects in Phek district.

The association informed through a statement on Monday that it deliberated the “pending damaged compensation for victims, whose normal lives have been severely affected for nearly 10 years now due to random construction of 2 lanning Zunheboto-Chakhabama and Pfutsero-Phek road under Phek district” during its general meeting held at Chozuba town local ground on November 14.

The House appreciated the CPO for adopting resolution in its extended executive meeting last year to pursue the matter of pending damaged compensation for Maytas-Gayatri (JV) damaged victims, and subsequent filing of PIL in High Court. It also expressed appreciation to all VCCs and GBs of affected villages for taking bold decision to ensure that justice is delivered to the aggrieved victims.

“Therefore, reposing confidence on the wisdom and decision of CPO & petitioners of PIL, the House unanimously resolved to give full co-operation and comply with any condition set hereafter by CPO for the welfare of victims in particular & community in general,” the statement read.

“Taking cognizance of strong resistance and defiance of CPO’s resolution by so-called 2-Lane Sedzü to Dzülha Aggrieved Property Owners Association, the House unanimously resolved that if and when the crucial court process is affected or hampered in any manner thereof, Cizonyi Khüsoh, Convener, Veku Khüsoh, Secretary and all signatories of the premeditated complaint letter shall be held accountable and shall bear every penny of damaged compensation to Maytas-Gayatri damaged victims.

“In the event of their failing to make or guarantee the payment, PDMGDVA shall resort to its own course of action and for any consequential social tension or hindrance to ongoing 2 lanning road projects, the above mentioned persons shall be held entirely responsible,” it added.

While pledging to adhere to the adopted resolution, the House also mandated PDMGDVA to act as sole representative of the victim community and authorised the existing office bearers to co-ordinate with apex body CPO and petitioners to pursue the court case till justice is served to the victims.

Several civil society leaders spoke at the event, while Zhovehu Lohe, Vaprumu Demo and Zachilhu Vadeo spoke on behalf of CPO petitioners of the case for victims and called upon the public to stay united in their fight for justice.

By EMN Updated: Nov 16, 2020 6:40:06 pm