Man withdraws claim on encroached varsity land

DOIMUKH, Apr 10: Giving a major boost of encouragement to the movement of the Rajiv Gandhi University Students’ Union (RGUSU) to reclaim encroached land of the university, one Tana Hari, a former anchal samiti member of Emchi village, on Tuesday withdrew his claim on the plot of land located near the university’s women technological park.
In a letter addressed to the university’s vice chancellor, Hari said he had earlier been requested by the AAPSU and the RGUSU to retract his claim on the land. Though he initially resisted the idea, he changed his mind after being repeatedly approached by the student’ unions and the RGU authorities, he said.
‘I hereby withdraw my claim over the land and leave it up to the university, so that they may resume constructing the boundary wall,’ Hari stated in the letter.
He also alleged that most of the encroachment activities inside the university are being done by the varsity’s employees and not by the locals.
RGUSU president Giogi Aja expressed gratitude to the former panchayat leader for his gesture. Taking a grim view of encroachers on the university’s land, he said the example set by Hari should be followed and all the others who have illegally grabbed the university’s land, and voluntarily withdraw their claims.
AAPSU vice president (protocol) Tayuk Sonam said that the people all over the state should imbibe such habits and protect educational institutes.
Both the unions expressed appreciation for the services rendered by senior security officer Techi Badal in the matter of the land encroachment issue.
Hari has meanwhile requested the vice chancellor to not grant passages and electricity connection to those who are dwelling outside the university’s boundary.