Dimapur, March 15: The appeal to the deputy commissioner (DC) Kohima to “demolish and evict all illegal infrastructures within forty (40) days to reinstate the land which rightfully belongs to Kohima Science College (KSC),” by All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) has drawn attention towards the sorry state of affairs owing to rampant encroachment of government lands in the state.
The rampant encroachment of government land including that of educational institutions, hospitals has increased many folds in past years in the state. In the case of Kohima Science College, situated in Jotsoma village near Kohima, it originally had 200 acres of land which is shrunk to roughly around 130 acres due to encroachment by vested individuals and parties.
“Two hundred acres of land which belongs to Kohima Science College (150 acres compensated and 50 acres donated by Jotsoma village) have been illegally encroached by multiple parties and currently only around 130 acres of land are with the college as observed till 2014,” the letter stated. The ANCSU stated to have ‘firmly resolved not to allow any kind of encroachment or other settlements that may compromise even an inch of land that belongs to its institution.’
ANCSU has appealed Deputy Commissioner, Kohima to demolish all constructions including PHE Water reservoir, RCEMPA Building, Doordashan Kendra Kohima and all other illegal infrastructure in the encroached land belonging to the College within 40 days to reinstate the land which belongs rightfully to the College.