Hindu Yuva Chatra Parishad stages sit-in

LAKHIMPUR, July 3: The Lakhimpur district unit of Hindu Yuva Chatra Parishad, Asom initiated a two-hour long sit-in on Tuesday demanding resolution of various problems of the State as well as Lakhimpur. The activists of the organization, led by district president Jugmajyoti Dutta and secretary Madhav Das, staged the protest in front of the Lakhimpur DC office from 12 am to 2 pm demanding the grant of tribal status to the six ethnic communities of Assam, employment of 26 lakh unemployed youths, fixation of 1951 as the base year for the identification of illegal foreigners, declaration of the flood and erosion problem as a national problem, eviction of encroachment in the land of the xatras, dewalays, government lands, forest areas, marsh areas and hill areas, to seal the Indo-Bangla border, resolve the Assam-Arunachal border dispute, launch inquiry into alleged corruption in the construction of embankments in Lakhimpur, eviction of the encroachment in Pabho Reserve Forest, action to stop drugs smuggling and illegal liquor selling, high quality construction of Lakhimpur ASTC and public bus station, operation of scientific system with regard to cleaning garbage in North Lakhimpur Municipal Board and immediate construction of the dilapidated roads of Lakhimpur district.

Taking part in the agitation programme, Balen Baishya, the State president of the organization, alleged that the State government led by Sarbananda Sonowal retreated and failed to fulfil the poll promises. The organization submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the Lakhimpur DC in support of their demands.