Foreigners Tribuls detect foreigners, what about their progenies? Asks retired judge
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Sept 5: Setting up of Foreigners Tribuls alone cannot solve the problem of deportation of lakhs of foreigners staying illegally in Assam, said Justice (retd) Biplab Kumar Sarma.
Speaking at the function for the release of Supreme Court advocate Upamanyu Hazarika’s ‘Axomor Jatra Niraxar Pora Axaloi’ at Guwahati Press Club here today, the retired judge said: “The Assam Accord could not be implemented in long 30 years. The system of Foreigners Tribuls is seen only in Assam, not anywhere in India. Just think of what the situation would be like if the indigenous people of the State aren’t provided security of their lives and property. The problem of infiltration into Assam dates back to Yandaboo Treaty. Gopith Bordoli did say that those who had entered Assam after 1938 wouldn’t be given land pattas, but that wasn’t followed. The Foreigners Tribuls can identify foreigners, but what will be the case with their progenies?”
The book was released by Justice (retd) BK Sarma, dramatist Arun Sarma and others.
The writer of the book, Upamanyu Hazarika, said: “Assam is at a critical stage. This book spells out the ways and means not to allow the greater Assamese society to be a minority on their own land.”
Lili Bordoloi, one who had to face maltreatment from people of suspected tiolities at Hatimuriagaon near Mayang recently, said: “At first they came to our land in the guise of erosion-affected families. They grabbed the land and settled there permanently. Even after the recent clash and intervention by the district administration they are yet to vacate the land. Around half of them are still to vacate the land.”
Satya Rajbongshi from Sipajhar said, “Around 77,420 bigha-grazing land in South Sipajhar has been under illegal occupation of people of suspected tiolities. They first came as erosion-affected.”