Existing protection mechanism of tribal belts and blocks should remain intact, says BJSM
Kokrajhar: Bodoland Janajati Suraksha Mancha (BJSM) on Tuesday demanded that the existing mechanism of protection of tribal belts and blocks should remain intact while the chapter X of Assam Land and Revenue Regulation Act, 1886 and amended in 1947 should be converted to central Act if new accord is signed between the Government of India and NDFB.
The president of BJSM, Janaklal Basumatary welcomed the joining of NDFB (B.Saoraigra) in the government initiative for peace process and as signatory for the proposed MoU with the Central and State governments and Bodo organizations. He said the MoU for any status, either for Union Territory or Union Territory Council, the 6th Schedule administration for tribal area and the tribal belts and blocks for tribal land protection should remain intact like in Mizoram and Meghalaya.
Basumatary said for the amended sections of Assam land and Revenue Regulation Act, 1886 as amended in 1947 by insertion of Chapter X should be converted to central Act while all existing mechanism of protection of tribal belts and blocks should not be removed if new Bodo accord is signed.