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Tiwa bodies decry illegal land transfer in tribal belts and blocks

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  5 Nov 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

MORIGAON, November 4: All Tiwa Students’ Union (ATSU),Tiwa Yuba Chatra Parishad (TYCP), All Tiwa Protection Committee (ATPC) and All Tiwa Women Association (ATWA) have demanded the intervention of Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal regarding stopping of unrestrained illegal land transfer which has been going on in tribal belt and block areas under Morigaon and gaon districts. They also demanded eviction against the illegal encroachment in grazing reserve of rural areas.

The organizations under leadership of Dharmashing Bordoloi, president, ATSU, Ratneswar Deuri, general secretary,TYCP, Juli Mithi, general secretary, ATWA and Sijoy Deuri, general secretary, ATPC on Friday staged a dhar in front of the DC office and submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister of Assam through the Morigaon Deputy Commissioner.

In the memorandum, the organizations said that there were 16 blocks areas in undivided gaon district. At present there are seven blocks under Morigaon district like Jamadari, Borongoni, Bhulukazari, Ghaguwa, Tetelia, Palahguri and Guva. On the other hand, in gaon district there are nine blocks like Borkasarigaon, Amguriresang-Phulguriresang, Bordolong-Longkabheta, Bogariguri, Amsoi, Barpather, Kaki, Kandura and Botabari. The organizations have demanded the government to order a probe as to how so much land had been transferred or encroached upon and also demanded cancellation of registration and mutation of illegal land under the blocks and restriction of power attorney system in block and belt areas for the safety of tribal lands.

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