FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
BORDUMSA March 1: The administrative land in a small rural township like Bordumsa in Changlang District of Aruchal Pradesh has been doted by the local Singphos and as such illegal encroachment of the said land within the township would be firmly opposed by the community’ remarked Ongyun Maio the General Secretery of the Singpho Development Society (SDS) in a meeting held this afternoon in Shapawng Ground Bordumsa.
The meeting which was presided over by Siong Gam Singpho was organised by SDS Bordumsa to discuss and assess various fronts affecting the social, economic, cultural and educatiol aspects of the people of Singpho community in general and also to determine the venue for holding the next 32nd Shapawng Yawng Mao Poi the Singpho Ethno Cultural Festival along with other developmental aspects too.
However, amongst other issues and subjects for discussions on the table, the issues relating the land encroachment in the township became prominent and the house showed concerned over the issues.
Meanwhile, expressing shock at the possibility of encroaching the doted land that too under the nose of the civil administration, the Mahila Mandal Bordumsa, Singpho Youth Organisation Bordumsa and Panchayat bodies decided to put check on the mece after lodging complaint to DC Changlang shortly.
However, the speakers including the Head Gaonbura Bordumsa, Gidding Gaonbura, Mayong Mayo, Tongko Singpho and Siong Gam Singpho speaking almost in the same vein told that allotment of singpho doted land wihin the township has a formal administrative procedures beside the consent of the committee concerned comprising administrative and local leaders and representative of the Singpho community. Ironically, according to them a piece of land belonging to Rural Work Department (RWD)doted by the said community close to ADC Office has been allegedly encroached upon mysteriously without the knowledge of anyone.
However, when asked by the Sentinel to disclose the me of the encroacher, the Singoho boby only told that an individual interest cannot be looked after at the cost of community land and they would fight tooth and il after taking the matter to local administration.
Solung Miji the ADC Bordumsa when contacted by this jourlist to this effect, he denied the issue relating the alleged encroachment and told that the administration is all set to listen to the grievances of the local people and provide amicable solution thereafter provided the aggrieved people come forward with their problems adding’ The alleged encroachment is not within my knowledge’.