WAPO contests land encroachment claims

DIMAPUR, JUNE 12 (MExN): The Western Angami Public Organization (WAPO) has contested the claim allegedly made by the All Nagaland College Students’ Union (ANCSU) on social media on land encroachment and alternate arrangement for Kohima Science College Jotsoma.

A press statement issued by WAPO on Wednesday said it had inspected the Kohima Science College Jotsoma and found no such illegal encroachment by the villagers or individuals. However, it pointed out that some portion of land was allotted to individuals/societies/government departments by the state government.

While appreciating the ANCSU for their concern on land encroachment on educational institutions, WAPO has urged them to look into all the government colleges/institutions on the issue and do the needful at the earliest.

It has also urged the government to properly utilize the donated/acquired land and not to misuse it by way of allotting the land to individuals/societies/government department etc. At the same time, it urged the government to cancel all the illegal allotments and restore the land for the purpose of which it was acquired.

Also stating that the college has sufficient land even for upgradation to a Deemed University status which the college authorities have been trying to obtain, WAPO therefore stated that shifting of the college to an alternative site does not arise.