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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Dec 29, 2021 9:31 pm
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Diphu, Dec. 29 (EMN): Two factions of Karbi Students’ Association (KSA), youths and social organisations of Karbi Anglong have come out in support of the eviction drive carried out by Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) in Dudu colony of Block No.3, Lahorijan along Assam and Nagaland border to free the illegal settlers from KAAC revenue land inside Karbi Anglong .

Addressing a press conference held at District Press Club of Karbi Anglong office here on Wednesday, the KSA, president, Thangsing Timung said, “ The eviction drive carried out by the authority of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council at Dudu colony recently was appreciated by various social organisations of Karbi Anglong. For the last several years in Dudu colony various illegal activities have been taking place. Dudu colony is a bordering area between Assam (Karbi Anglong) and Nagaland. All the settlers are illegal settlers having no proper land documents of KAAC.”

“Various social organisations including KSA have been pressuring the KAAC authority to carry out an eviction drive in Dudu colony in order to free illegal settlers from government land. Dudu colony covered around 100 bighas. There are more than 1000 illegal settlers occupying the government land there, said Timung.

Reacting to the statement made by All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) general secretary Rijual Karim,  the KSA, president, Timung said, ‘Through a section of media, we came to notice that AAMSU general secretary had said that all settling in Dudu colony are Indian citizens and no one is illegal settlers. But the land pattas shown by the settlers were all fake, as there were no records in the Land and Revenue department under KAAC. Occupying the government land is a crime. The authority of KAAC was right in their decision to clear illegal settlers from government land. The KAAC has not evicted the Muslim community, but has targeted those illegal settlers only’.

Further Timung said, ‘the statement made by AAMSU general secretary was totally wrong and misguided. Karbi Anglong district is governed under 6th Schedule of the constitution as land belongs to the hill tribe people. The KAAC is the owner of the Karbi Anglong land. Before making a statement, he should understand the history of Karbi Anglong properly’.

Another faction of KSA, president Simeon Rongphar said the AAMSU general Secretary Rijual Karim should know the land policy of KAAC in Karbi Anglong. 

Rongphar said, ‘For the seven families, the Gauhati High Court has issued a stay order, but for the rest 100 families has issued no such order. The KAAC has evicted the 100 families. The eviction drive carried out by the authority of KAAC has been supported by various social organisations and students of Karbi Anglong’. 

Rongphar also extended his thanks to KAAC, Chief Executive Member Tuliram Ronghang and other police rank and file for successfully carrying out the eviction drive at Dudu colony. 

Moreover, Rongphar also said there were illegal settlers along the border of Dimapur, were many settlers are staying without proper land documents.

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By Vivian Longki Rongpi Updated: Dec 29, 2021 9:31:52 pm