Tiwa students' body seeks constitutional status for autonomous councils
The All Tiwa Students’ Union (ATSU), through a memorandum, has demanded the Chief Minister to send a proposal to the Central Government regarding granting constitutional status to the autonomous councils of Tiwa
MORIGAON: The All Tiwa Students' Union (ATSU), through a memorandum, has demanded the Chief Minister to send a proposal to the Central Government regarding granting constitutional status to the autonomous councils of Tiwa, Rava and Mising and to arrange a tripartite meeting with the Central government immediately.
The organization also asked the State government to form a sub-committee including the members of the organizations of the mentioned tribes, Chief Executive Members (CEMs) of the said autonomous councils and the cabinet ministers. In the statement, the organization said that the BJP-led State government published a notice on October 19, 2021, deciding to rectify the Assam State Capital Regional Development Authority Act-2017 (ASRDAA).The organization said that in the rectification of the Act, the government did not repeal Dimora under Kamrup (metro) and the Jagiroad Development Authority (JDA) under Mayong revenue circle from the list of the ASCRDAA-2017.
The organization led by its president Dipak Amsong and general secretary Padmeswar Mithi demanded the government to repeal the Dimoria and Jagiroad Development Authority from the ASCRDAA-2017 immediately. In 2005, by rectifying the autonomous councils Act of Tiwa, Rava and Mising, Article 18(24), 1995, the land rights had been bestowed upon them. But unfortunately, they said that it had not been implemented yet. In this regard, the organization has asked the State WPT & BC Department to arrange a discussion with the Land and Revenue department, organizations and the CEMs of autonomous councils regarding the logical end of the matter.
In the statement, the Tiwa organization said that many tribal villages were excluded from the Tiwa Autonomous Council (TAC) as the elections in Tiwa areas were held quickly in 2010 and inadvertently, many villages of non-tribals were included in the TAC. The organization asked the Chief Minister to solve the issue immediately. The organization also asked the Chief Minister of Assam to form a few tribal blocks by including tribal villages under TAC.