PDMGDVA agitation intensifies to 24-hour blockade starting December 11
DIMAPUR — The second phase of the Phek District Maytas-Gayatri Damaged Victim Association’s (PDMGDVA) agitation against the delay in the release of damage compensation has intensified to a 24-hour blockade from December 11.
“This has become unavoidable because State Government has failed to give any definite assurance to the Association till date,” the PDMGDVA stated in a letter to the Phek deputy commissioner.
The PDMGDVA comprises individuals whose infrastructure was damaged as a result of the two-lane Zunheboto – Chakhabama and Pfutsero – Phek road construction under Phek district. After delay in release of compensation for at least a decade, the association launched its first phase of agitation on Dec. 9, imposing a 12-hour blockade along the two roads.
The letter, submitted through the Chozuba ADC on Dec. 9, informed that the exemption extended to certain categories— the administration, Police, Armed Forces, hospital duty/patients, funeral, wedding, students, those writing exams and farmers involved in harvesting— would continue to be in effect.
The route along which the agitation would take place: 2-lane Chakhabama – Zunheboto Road under Chozuba Sub-Division, from Sedzu Bridge (East) to Dzulhami jurisdiction bordering Zunheboto District (North); and 2-lane Pfutsero – Phek Road, from Rukizu Junction, Pfutsero (West) to Upper Khomi jurisdiction bordering Losami’s (East), will also remain the same.
Meanwhile, the association appreciated the district administration and police for ensuring peaceful atmosphere during the agitation and anticipated the same during upcoming phases of agitation.
“We also assure all possible cooperation to your authority,” it added.