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Proposed land deal with BSF irks Umtyrnga villagers

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SHILLONG: The Synjuk ki Rangbah Shnong Umtyrnga has sought the immediate intervention of the State Government and the KHADC in the proposed move to sell land to the BSF, in which they claim that their agriculture land has been included in the draft drawings of the map without their knowledge.

Addressing reporters in the city on Monday, spokesperson of the Synjuk and executive member of Umtyrnga village Marcus Lapasam said, “The land measuring 12,000 acre was sold by Mono Arengh for Rs 78 core to Deilang Chirup Law without our knowledge and hence there is a need to cancel the land deed registration of Deilang as it was done without our consent.”

He said most of the land including farming lands belongs to the residents of the area while also questioning on how this person was able to buy land which belongs to him and intending to sell it to the security forces.

“There are more than 13 villages in the area which will be affected. Hence the authority concerned should take stock of the situation and resolve it immediately,” he said.

When asked, he informed that there are around 3,000 plus villagers which will be affected by the sale of land to the BSF.

“There is a need for a joint inspection of the area by the government, KHADC, Hima Mylliem and Raid Marwet to find out the truth and identify who the land belongs too,” he said.

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