Imphal, Mar 19:
At a time, when state authorities, particularly District administration and the revenue department in charge is grilling illegal allotment of land patta to vested interested person, there comes up another issue of allotting 11 Sangam of Paddy Field to a committee without giving any information to the family members and kin of the paddy field owner.
Late Ngangom Nongmaiching of Mayanglangjing owns 11 Sangam of Paddy field at Mayanglangjing Taning Loukol in Lanshang Assembly Constituency. The 11 Sangam of Paddy field was registered in his name and after his expiration, 45 years ago, his son Ngangom Birmangol follow his father’s path and continue cultivation of the paddy field belongs to his father. Later, after Biramangol expired his three sons Labango, Tombi and Yaima continue to cultivate the paddy field. Labango too expired and his son Ngangom Dhiren follow his father’s path along with his two uncles Ng. Tombi and Ng. Yaima.
The family, since the day of their great grand Father Ng. Nongmaiching has been serving as a sevayat of Mayanglangjing Lai Koubru and they continue their service by donating some of the paddy for the Mayanglangjing Lai Koubru located in the middle of Mayanglangjing.
In 2019, all of a sudden, the descendants of the late Ng. Nongmaiching was told to stop cultivation by a committee called Mayanglangjing Lai Koubru Committee.
The family of the late Nongmaiching argued and plead for the reason for stopping them from cultivating the paddy field that was registered in the name of their great-grandfather. However, it was told that the name of the pattadar of the 11 Sangam of paddy field has been changed to the name of the secretary of the Mayanglangjing Lai Koubru Committee in 2007.
43 years old Ng. Dhiren, the great-grandson of Ng Nongmaiching said that they have no knowledge of transferring the said paddy field to any persons. In 2007. None of their family members have no information regarding the change pattadar name. It was only in 2021 that they came to find out that the name in the patta of the 11 Sangam of Paddy field at Mayang Langjing Taning Loukol, that is Ngangom Nongmaiching, their great Grand father, have been changed to the name of some individuals without consenting the family members of the patadar.
Point wanted to highlight here is that – can any individual or group acquire a land patta belonging to some individuals without following the due process of law. Even gift deed has been checked time and again to make sure that the land are protected. And in the case of Ngangom’s Paddy field can the concern SDO or SDC of the settlement department change the name of the patadar in the absence of the owner’s family.