Debate over NSU site continues JDO cites record to back ownership claim

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Oct 14 : Denouncing the ownership claim over the site of the National Sports University (NSU) by Konsakhul village, Senjam Khunou and Senjam Chirang Joint Development Organisation has stated that the land (site) rightfully belongs to Senjam Khunou and Senjam Chirang.
Stating that the land was bought by the two villages, the organisation in a statement reminded that elders of Konsakhul, Penakhongba Khumon and Khulakpa as plaintiffs had filed cases in State Durbar against Chingangbam Julon of Chirang and Leitanthem Leiren of Senjam Khunou as defendants in 1928.
As a result, on January 20, 1928, SI Duncan had signed the verdict that the site (of the Sports University) belongs to Senjam Khunou and Senjam Chirang on payment of Rs 13.
Considering the ‘facts’ and Gazette notification which ‘recognise’ the jurisdiction of Imphal West over the land (site), the claim of the Konsakhul village over the NSU site is baseless and unfounded, said the organisation.
Moreover, the organisation claimed that a few years back,  the chief of Konsakhul  village had requested the two villages to produce the Durbar documents to fight land dispute issues with L Tangnum village.
The chief had spent nights at Senjam Chirang and Senjam Khunou village searching for the land documents.
Further, the State Gazette notification later had recognised that the land belongs to Imphal West district, added the organisation.
A big uproar had erupted between Senjam Chirang and Senjam Khunou on one side and CSOs of Kang-pokpi over the NSU site.