Member of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Beka Ulung Hapsara said Komnas HAM would try to be a mediator in land conflicts in Wadas Village, Bener District, Purworejo, Central Java. According to Beka, they are currently communicating with various parties involved.
Reporting from Antara on Wednesday (February 2, 2022), Beka explained that his agency had tried to mediate based on the request of the Governor of Central Java Ganjar Pranowo.
“In mid-January, the governor did ask me or Komnas HAM to facilitate dialogue,” he said.
Beka said that there was once a mediation plan on January 20 that was held by Komnas HAM. Komnas HAM invites the pros and cons. In addition, the Central Java Regional Police, Purowrejo DPRD, BBWS and BPN were also invited.
“Including residents who refuse and support us, we invite all. But those who refuse, we invite do not come. Of course they have reasons why they don’t come,” he said.
After the mediation agenda, Komnas HAM visited Wadas. It turned out that the contra residents who refused to come during the dialogue asked for a direct dialogue with the Governor of Central Java, Ganjar Pranowo.
“We have conveyed their requests. The point is that the Governor is ready to come,” he said.
However, there has not been a direct dialogue with the governor of the National Land Agency (BPN) who came to Wadas and measured the land. He received information that the measurements were only carried out on land whose owners had agreed.
From field data, it is known that of the 617 residents of Wadas whose land will be used as a mining site, 346 residents have agreed.
“And the information we got, the measurements will be carried out on the lands of residents who have agreed. So we regret that a case like this has occurred until there is an arrest,” explained Beka.
However, Komnas HAM confirmed that there were no violations of the law in the andesite mining plan in Wadas Village, Purworejo. Because the citizens of the cons have filed a lawsuit up to the level of cassation. As a result, the lawsuit was rejected.
“Residents who refused did have time to file a legal action, they filed a lawsuit against the Administrative Court and the judge rejected it. Residents also filed a lawsuit to the level of cassation and it was also rejected. This means, because the Administrative Court and the cassation have been rejected, it means that no process has been violated,” explained Beka.
Komnas HAM will again mediate by inviting the parties to have a dialogue. However, if it remains deadlocked, then the decision rests with each party.
“We are here because there are parties who reject and support us, we facilitate a dialogue room so that a solution is reached for everything,” said Beka.