BY Our Staff Reporter
Guwahati, May 31: The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity, which threw a spanner in the State government’s drive to clear encroachments in Kaziranga tiol Park, has claimed there are no illegal migrants in the Second, Third and Fifth Additions of the park.
The KMSS also insisted that some organizations have dubbed a section of people living in the other additions as “illegal migrants.”
“The settlers in these three additions of the park are indigenous people who have been living here since ancient times. There are people from the Adivasi community who have been living here since the British days. The Second Addition comprises mainly of Mising tribals, while there are also people from the SC community and Nepali citizens in these additions,” KMSS publicity secretary Mukut Deka said in a press release in the evening.
Deka claimed that some of the settlers are myadi patta holders, while some have either eksoniya patta or government land allotment certificates.
“There is not a single Bangladeshi family in these additions. The government wants to evict these indigenous people on the pretext of the High Court order,” the organization said.
Claiming that the high-powered committee constituted by the High Court has prepared a “very slack report”, the KMSS also accused the head of the committee PK Tiwari of directing the local administration to carry out the eviction drive to escape the wrath of the court.
The KMSS also said that the Bokakhat circle officer has assured to conduct a survey of the settlers before embarking on an eviction drive.