SAGSS demands cancellation of eviction order from Amchang
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 9: The Sadou Asom Gramin Shramik Santha (SAGSS) took out a procession from Guwahati Railway Station to Dighalipukhuripar in the city in support of their slew of demands on Wednesday.
The demands of the Santha are rights to land, food and shelter for the poor, assistance and adequate compensation to the flood-affected people of the State, declaration of Assam flood as a tiol problem, doing away with the move to saffronize the Panchayati Raj System, cancellation of the directive to evict the tribal villagers from the Amchang Reserve Forest in the State, etc. The processionists also sent their seven-point charter of demands to the Presidnet of India through the Kamrup(M) Deputy Commissioner.
SAGSS general secretary Arup Kumar Mahanta said: “The governments at Dispur and New Delhi have been out to loot the poor by riding on the slogans ‘Acche Din’ and ‘Parivartan’. They take away lands from the poor and given them to capitalists.” The demands are land survey in the State, providing land to landless people, immediate cancellation of the directive to evict 37 tribal villages in Chandrapur and Sopur revenue circles by declaring Amchang Reserve Forest as an eco-sensitive zone, cancellation of the move to provide cash instead of food under the Food Security Act, inclusion of all poor under the PMAY and making the waiting list of beneficiaries public, declaration of Assam flood a tiol problem and immediate halt to the move to Saffronize the Panchayati Raj in the State.