DOOMDOOMA: A family of six members of Chiben Moran had been living in a camp near the playground of Kordoiguri High School along with 23 other flood victim families since 2010 after they were rendered homeless by the flood.
As luck would have it, Chiben Moran (47), died at the camp on the day of Magh Bihu Uruka due to kidney disease he was suffering from for last one year as he had no means for better treatment.
It is very sad that Chiben Moran was cremated near Dangri river as the family had no land of their own for funeral. A condolence meeting was held on Tuesday under the chairmanship of former president of Kordoiguri Gaon Panchayat and prominent senior social worker Sarbeshwar Sharma.
The 24 flood victim families will march to Dispur demanding the government to provide land to all the families who have been living in the camp for the past 13 years.
The meeting also resolved along with various organisations to extend their support to these destitute families to their journey and formed an 11-member convening committee on behalf of the people to take all necessary measures to plan and manage the journey to Dispur.
In their address, Someshwar Moran, former president of Assam Moran Sabha, Umananda Mudai Moran, president of Chatra Mukti Sangram Samiti, Tinsukia District Committee, Rahendra Moran, President of Kordoiguri Regional Youth Association, Chiben Moran and Madhya Kordoiguri English girls school’s Headmaster Pradeep Kumar Moran and others condemned the government for not providing land to the landless families and demanded of the government to provide resettlement to the flood victim families in danger soon. The meeting was attended by former President of Kordoiguri Gaon Panchayat Robin Moran, former teachers Tarab Barua, Jatin Moran, prominent social worker Dhanurdhar Moran, teacher Ranjit Moran, President of Greater Kordoiguri Youth Association Nirantar Moran and leaders of several parties and organizations.