Reclaim the encroached land

Ever since it emerged that 62 acres of land belonging to Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU), Doimukh is missing from the map, there has been growing clamour to reclaim the land. It is alleged that 61 acres of land has been illegally encroached upon. The encroachers are mostly employees of the RGU including the professors. In a significant departure from the past, this time the entire people of state right from the Chief Minister to apex student body AAPSU and community based organization Nyishi Elite Society (NES) in one voice have called for strong action against encroachers.
Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday while attending the Unifest at RGU issued stern warning to the encroachers either to voluntarily vacate land or face eviction by the administration. The NES and AAPSU have also come out in support of the RGU authorities. This is a rare occasion when entire state has come together to back RGU in the battle to reclaim the encroached land. If even with this kind of support RGU authorities fail to reclaim the land, then the future of university is doom for sure. The land is required for the growth of the university. With each passing year the new departments will be added and for the expansion of university land is much needed. Now onus lies on RGU authorities to immediately start the process of reclaiming the encroached land in coordination with the Papum Pare district administration. Also the employees of RGU who have been named as encroacher should be strongly punished for working against the interest of university.