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The Legong Banggo Students’ Union (LBSU) has called for a 12-hour bandh along Ruksin Check-gate, NH-415, and in areas falling under the 37th Pasighat West Assembly Constituency on October 23.
The LBSU stated that they would go ahead with the bandh because of the failure of the District Administration to evict the people who had encroached onto the land which had been donated for the Sille-Oyan Circle headquarter township area development.
The union had earlier urged the Deputy Commissioner of Pasighat to take action against the illegal encroachment and has now accused the administration of failing in its task.
LBSU General Secretary David Siram said that the land donated for the Circle Head Quarter and township development of Sille-Oyan circle measures around 73.26 acres and people have encroached onto the land.
In a two-point memorandum submitted to the DC on September 19, the organisation stated that they were patiently waiting for the administrative process of reacquiring the encroached lands to begin. This was according to the notification issued by the Secretary of Land Management on September 19, 2019, vide No. LM-343/2016.
“In our earlier memorandum, we had appealed to the District Administration to take action against the government servants who have not vacated the encroached land to date, and we submitted their names at the office of the CO Sille-Oyan,” said David Siram.
The LBSU’s four-point demands are:
1. To begin the eviction process against illegal encroachers falling under the Sille-Oyan Township map at the earliest.
2. To start disciplinary/departmental action against all government employees found encroaching on the Sille-Oyan Township area.
3. The revocation of the allotment order issued in the earmarked area of Sille-Oyan Township map.
4. To earmark all schools and hospitals in the area to prevent further encroachment.
The LBSU has also threatened to intensify the duration of the bandh if the authorities cannot carry out the eviction process or comply with the demands.
Meanwhile, a meeting for stakeholders was scheduled for Thursday by Additional Deputy Commissioner, Ruksin to discuss the issue under the direction of the DC of Pasighat.
However, the LBSU confirmed that they are going ahead with the bandh.