1965 voters' list mandatory for land deal in Cachar
Cachar administration had made 1965’s voters’ list as compulsory for buying land in the district.
SILCHAR: Cachar administration had made 1965's voters' list as compulsory for buying land in the district. The December 29 circular issued by the Deputy Commissioner had triggered much apprehension and controversy among the people of this southern Assam district as the decision was being considered as a prelude to the implementation of the Clause 6 of the Assam Accord. TMC MP Susmita Dev had already written a letter to the Deputy Commissioner to explain the logic behind such decision. She questioned whether there was any specific instruction from Dispur to issue such a circular.
On December 29, Rohan Kumar Jha, Deputy Commissioner issued a checklist with a number of documents required for buying and selling of land in the district. The fifth document enlisted in the sheet is 'Citizenship of purchaser (certified copy of voter list / Passport etc.). All the documents required were standard papers required in changing over of ownership of any property including land. But the 19th document required in the list said, '1965 Voter Certified Copy (Buyer). The circular had evoked sharp reaction among the people of the district.