GOALPARA: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday announced that the Government would soon bring a new land law to protect the sons of the soil and their land.
“As long as the BJP government is there, the sons of the soil should not be worried about their identity and existence,” said Sonowal in a meeting organized at Dudhnoi public field on the occasion of the biennial conference of the All Rabha Students’ Union (ARSU) and its women brigade.
“Our Assam, our land and our rights. If needed, special Constitutional provisions will be introduced to protect them,” added the Chief Minister. Sonowal also highlighted the contribution of Kalaguru Bishnu Prasad Rabha in art and culture, Birubala Rabha for her crusade against superstition and witch-hunting and Sukrachajya Rabha for his innovative drama under the sal tree.
On the other hand, State Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma termed the ongoing agitation by AASU against CAA and BJP as ‘clash’ among the same dynasty. “It does not look good when we fight among ourselves and the third party takes pleasure out of that,” he said. He pointed out that while at present only the five Upper Assam districts are in the hands of the indigenous people, rest of the districts are under the influence of suspected Bangladeshis.
The Minister assured the ARSU leaders that the Rabha Hasong Autonomous Council areas would be kept out of the Assam Capital Region Area Development Act (ASCRADA). He further said that land rights in RHAC areas would be at the disposal of the Rabha people.