November 7, 2018
State govt to table Bill to hand over land rights papers to enclave dwellers
The Bangla Government will introduce a Bill in the forthcoming session of the State Assembly to ensure land rights to the thousands of residents of enclaves (chitmahal) in the district of Cooch Behar. In July 2015, 14,854 people had become Indian citizens after the 51 enclaves of chitmahal had become a part of India through the constitutional amendment of the relevant Act in Parliament.
However, land rights issues have not been settled yet for thousands of enclave dwellers. This new Bill would solve that problem and provide permanent relief to them.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has exhorted the district administration and the concerned departments to speed up the process of handing over the land rights documents to the enclave dwellers.
Source: Millennium Post