Bandh along Imphal-Jiribam road partially affects normal life in Tamenglong, Noney

The affected landowners’ committee is demanding fair compensation and re- assessment for the land acquisition which was acquired by the government for construction and widening of NH-37 into a double lane by NHIDCL.


Bandh supporters blocked roads and burnt tyres in the middle of the road at many locations along NH-37

Normal life has been partially affected in Tamenglong and Noney districts due to the 24-hour total bandh along NH-37, Imphal-Jiribam Road imposed by the Affected Land Owners’ Committee, Longmai, Noney district.

The affected landowners’ committee is demanding fair compensation and re- assessment for the land acquisition which was acquired by the government for construction and widening of NH-37 into a double lane by NHIDCL.

The total bandh began at midnight on Thursday, and it will go on till Friday midnight. All inter-district passenger vehicles were halted today.

Bandh supporters blocked roads and burnt tyres in the middle of the road at many locations, shouting slogans like, “we want fair compensation,” “Our land our rights”, “We demand reassessment and resurveys”, “No payment should be made without proper verification” etc.

There was no vehicular movement along NH-37 Imphal-Jiribam road and no untoward incidents occurred till the filling of this report.

Speaking to the media, Affected Land Owners’ Committee Longmai president Wilson Kamei said that they had already sought several presentations to the government to look into the matter and intervene for the fair compensation and rectify the old errors in the estimated amount before disbursement. However, it fell to the deaf ears, he lamented.

He said that there is a big difference and inappropriate estimation in the amount as compared to the actual affected land, buildings and other vegetation.

“If the authority concerned still remains as mere spectators rather than solving the genuine demands, then stringent agitations as well as future course of action will be undertaken with the help of the general public,” he added.

 

First Published:Nov. 6, 2021, 9:20 a.m.

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