From our Correspondent
HOWRAGHAT, September 1: The United Students’ Union of Karbi Anglong, Howraghat regiol, All Karbi Anglong Buildings and Other Construction Labour Union (AKABOCLU), two Howraghat based NGOs like AASTHA, Development & Welfare Society and Unity for Humanity jointly staged a five-hour sit-in on Thursday in front of the Howraghat Civil subdivision office starting from 10 am to 3 pm demanding to stop the alleged clandestine conspiracy to shift the Howraghat subdivision office and other related government establishments under Howraghat subdivision from Howraghat.
Hundreds of students and other social activists expressed serious concern over the alleged clandestine conspiracy to shift the Howraghat subdivision by some vested interest people and politicians.
Later, the student body, along with the members of AKABOCLU, AASTHA, Development & Welfare Society and Unity for Humanity, submitted memorandum separately to the Chief Minister demanding to set up permanent civil sub-divisiol office and other departmental establishments under the Howraghat subdivision on the outskirts of Howraghat town.
The organizations alleged that some people and politicians were trying to shift Howraghat subdivision to some remote area in the district since past couple of months showing cause of insufficient land on the outskirts of the Howraghat town. The organizations stated that the State Government declared the Howraghat as subdivision after being satisfied with the relevant requirements submitted for the subdivision. The organizations firmly said that there was sufficient land in Howraghat town for the subdivision.
According to survey report, there is more than 205 bigha land at Beloguri Kankibati, six km away from Howraghat town, 80 bigha at Hidibonglong, five km away from Howraghat town, 55 bigha at Amoni gaon and 600 bigha land at Jamu gaon near Howraghat town. Altogether, there is at least 940 bigha of grazing land on the outskirts of the Howraghat town.
Meanwhile, the organizations threatened to carry out vigorous agitation if their demands were not fulfilled.