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SKPA flays ‘anti-indigenous’ policies of Dibrugarh district administration

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Jan 2017 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Dibrugarh, Jan 2: The district committee members of Sanmilito Khilonjia Parishad Axom (SKPA) have criticized the alleged anti-indigenous policies of the district administration and have termed such actions as biased and conspicuous.

The district president of SKPA, Rupth Mili, in a press release, stated how the State Government had fallen apart on its promises to resettle the indigenous people of the State who lost their dwelling and possessions due to tural calamities.

Adding further, Mili cited the cases of 1,101 families of Lezai, Kolakhowa, Gorudhoria and several other villages falling under Larua Mouza who have been affected by flood or whose lands and homes are being ravaged by wild buffaloes and elephants. Mili also expressed his displeasure over the indifference of the State Government to provide ample compensation to the affected families till date.

Moreover, these distressed families who had taken temporary refuge in char-chapori areas of Brahmaputra River with the sole agenda to earn their livelihood by sowing paddy, again suffered a setback when the district administration evicted these alleged illegal settlers.

The district SKPA president, Mili, pointed out the two-faced policy of the district administration, which restricted from evicting the 26 non- indigenous families temporarily living in that area for last 10-15 years.

The uuthorized manner of allotment of houses under Indira Awas Yoja in Charkholia Chapori PGR land area and allotment of fair price shops to people of non-indigenous community was highly debatable, stated the press release.

As such the district members of SKPA have cautioned the district administration from taking any steps that hurt the sentiments and interests of the indigenous people. SKPA has sought explation from the district administration in the matter, that if rules of law are applicable for indigenous people, then why the same are not applicable for non-indigenous people, the press communiqué stated.

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