Thursday, March 30, 2023

CPO backs PDMGDVA demand; asks govt to file affidavit

Chakhesang Public Organisation (CPO), while extending support to Phek District Maytas-Gayatri Damaged Victim Association (PDMGDVA)’s demand to the State Government to file “self-appealed additional affidavit” in the High Court on or before May 25, fervently appealed to the government to do so in order to avert further agitation by the association.
In a press note, CPO vice president Vecito Dozo and general secretary Chepetso Koza said it had file a PIL in the court in December 2019 on behalf of victims, which otherwise was overdue, and since then the matter came before the court 22 times up to May 11, 2022. Unfortunately, CPO said the case had been dragged on for nearly 3 years, alleging delay tactics adopted both by state and the Central government. Such has led to public protest on several occasions like– total road blockade and cessation of the ongoing two-lane road construction in the district, causing inconvenience to the public and developmental activities.
It was only after the intervention of both CPO and state government, the agitators were pacified and the work could progress till date.
While stating that the Court had been gracious towards repeated appeal made by the state government to file additional affidavit, CPO, however, alleged that the grace period given was surprisingly being misused by the state government to only defer final hearing indefinitely. “Indifference and irresponsibility cast upon the gravity and urgency of the pending case by the state government only invite more complicated situation than it can handle on its own, whether socially or monetarily,” CPO stated.
It, therefore, appealed to the state government to file its self-appealed additional affidavit within the given opportune time. CPO warned that any further attempt to drag the matter on or defer final hearing indefinitely would also lead to further consequences and that the state government shall be held fully responsible.


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