‘Govt should provide alternative dwelling’ [Hueiyen Lanpao]

Imphal, Oct 25:  The dwellers of Lamphel Yaima Leikai who has been displaced of their habitation by the government for the construction of NIT complex and to establish a wetland water body has pressed the state government to provide an alternative arrangement for them to dwell in or give back their deprived places.
Speaking at a press conference held at Manipur Press Club, Gunadhor Tongbram, President of the JAC Against the Illegal Eviction of Lamphel Yaima Leikai said that the people of the Lamphel yaima Leikai has been staying in the Lamphelpat area for the last 50 years and have been making the place fit for human dwelling.

But the government issued an eviction order on June 5 and ordered the dwellers to dismantle the houses. Then suddenly on 6 June, the authority came and evicted all the houses in the area and made the people homeless. The JAC have time and again requested and submitted a memorandum to the CM demanding an alternative arrangement. But the government paid no heed to their demands. As such the people of the area have been suffering without any place to stay at present. The state government should make an alternative arrangement in the interest of the people.

Sanasam Satyabati, Executive Director, Human Rights Initiative (HRI), speaking on the occasion said that the HRI went to submit a complaint copy regarding the situation of the people displaced by the construction of NIT complex and for the establishment of a wetland water body, to the State Women Commission which was flatly refused. She termed the attitude of the Commission as unfortunate.

Source: Hueiyen Lanpao