Guwahati High Court rule in favour of Indigenous land owners in Mizoram

The Gauhati High Court, Aizawl Bench gave order to the Deputy Commission of Lawngtlai to gave the remaining compensation of Kaladan Multi Modal Transit Transport Project Phase 'A' and 12% interest to the land owners within 3 months and solatium of 30% within 4 months.

The project has been a part of India’s' Look East Policy and under the Land Acquisition Act the land has been taken. The compensation has been given under the guidance of the Deputy Commissioner Lawngtlai and a total amount of Rs. 2,77,65,142/- has already given to the land owners.

Some of the land owners approached the Gauhati High Court, Aizawl Bench for not giving the Award Copy and also not giving the 12% interest as well as 30% solatium, a case WP (C) No 68 of 2011 was registered and delivered a judgment Order (Oral) dt. 13.12.2011 was made and ordered the Deputy Commissioner Lawngtlai to give 12% interest to the land owners within 3 months and solatium of 30% within 4 months. The court also ruled that if they are not satisfied with the compensation they can appeal in the court also.

Kaladan Multi Modal Transport Project is a Million Dollar Project that connects Burma through Mizoram State, earlier Zo Indigenous Forum organised Consultation on Kaladan Multi Modal Transport Project in Aizawl and schedule to be held in Lawngtlai on the Second half of January 2012.
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