Guwahati: Members of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) held a rally and took out a procession at Tezpur in support of their demand for land settlement rights to the indigenous landless people, revoke of the land swap deed signed by the Indian Government with the Government of Bangladesh and a stop to the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) construction activities.
In a statement, the KMSS has said that at the rally held at the Joymati Field of the town, its general secretary Akhil Gogoi supposed that the Chief Minister of the State has agreed a deal that has transferred a vast area of the State’s territory to Bangladesh when the indigenous people of the State have been stir up for land settlement rights.
The Chief Minister did not problem to place the matter in the State Assembly before giving his approval to the land swap pact with Bangladesh. This act of the Chief Minister is not agreed by the people of the State, said Akhil Gogoi.
Further, the Chief Minister has failed to implement the legislation on the rights of the tribals and forest dwellers, the KMSS general secretary assumed. He also affirmed that the KMSS would not allow the Government to be successful in its bid to curb the rights of the common people over water to benefit the multi-national companies.
KMSS president Raju Bora, its working president Molan Laskar and finance secretary Chitra Gogoi also addressed the rally.
Later the participants of the rally took out a march from the Joymati Field to the Deputy Commissioner’s office. The organisation sent memorandums to the Chief Minister of the State and the Prime Minister of the country on the above issues.