The Pratapgarh administration on Monday provided an alternative plot of land to the children who were allegedly ostracised by villagers after the death of their parents reportedly due to AIDS in Jamua village of the district.
The decision came in the wake of a dispute arising on the plot of land,measuring around 1.5 biswa,which was given to them by the administration last Friday. On Sunday,the property was found to be disputed with one party claiming that they had a stay order from the civil court regarding possession of the plot. Another party alleged that their plot of land was adjacent to the one given to the children and there should be proper measurement so that their land is not encroached upon.
Pratapgarh District Magistrate Vidya Bhushan had summoned both parties on Sunday and,subsequently,directed the Tehsildar (Sadar) to find an alternative plot that was free from disputes.
A plot of land near the primary school of the village has been given to the children on lease. It will now be recorded under their name. The plot is of their choice, said Bhushan.