Nagri land row takes turn,NHRC serves notice


NHRC serves notice,NagriKaya Kahen Kuch Kaha Nahin Jaye(What to say,unable to say anything).This was the reaction of a senior officer on two constitutional bodies’ stand on the acquisition of land for the IIM and National Law University in Nagri.

On Tuesday ,the Jharkhand High Court directed the state government to enforce law in so far acquiring the land was concerned.On Thursday,the National Human Rights Commission sought a report from the state government on police action on a protest against the acquisition of the same land in which one person was killed.

The directives of the court and the NHRC were dealt with by the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police in Jharkhand.Both of them were responsible to file reports to these bodies.

In the national capital,an NHRC spokesperson quoted media report claiming that during the police action against protesters in Ranchi,one Bolo Uraon,a government servant, was killed and several others were injured.In fact,a media report published on September 4 had published a photo of a person partially lying under the wheels of a police vehicle.

Reacting to these two bodies’ stands,the same officer said:”If we enforce the law,we are served with notice by the NHRC.And if we allow a handful of protestors to take the law into their hands and not allow the government take possession of the already acquired land for educational institutions,we are howled at by the court.It is increasing gly becoming difficult to administer”,he cribbed.

The protestors on the other hand had their own stand.Reiterated one of them:”Jan Denge Par Zamin Nahin Denge(Give life,but not the land).

A way out of this mess seemed to be this:Give up softness and be hard in the larger interest of the people and the State and their future.In any case,this is the essence of law.Isn’t it?

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