DC urged

IMPHAL, Oct 13 : The Pumlen Pat Khoidum Lamjao Kanba Apunba Lup has appealed to the Kakching DC and the Government to withdraw the order of March 23, 2021 for eviction of all the residents of Pumlen Pat.
In a statement issued today, the organisation said they had already submitted written appeals to the DC with copies forwarded to the Prime Minister and the Chief Minister on April 23, 2021, but even after 7 months, there has been no reply from the side of the Government.
This has created a sense of insecurity and uncertainty in the minds of the thousands of people whose lives have been traditionally dependent on the said wetland. The organisation alleged that the Loktak Development Authority (LDA) and the Forest Department had taken up the steps to evict the locals without consulting the villagers.