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Citizens� meet backs anti-dam movement

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NAGAON, July 30 � �The Assam Government has taken the side of the big dam lobby and is bent on pushing the State to the mouth of destruction but the people will not tolerate this step and resist this move of the Government,� said well-known writer and critic Pradip Saikia while addressing a citizens� meet organised by the KMSS on July 20. Well-known critic Prabhat Bora chaired the meeting which was organised jointly by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti and the Asam Gramin Shramik Santha.

Addressing the meet, AISF leader Diganta Ojha observed that a green signal was given to a multinational company to take away all our natural resources and this step was nothing but to sell our independence.

�The people of Assam would not tolerate the step of the present Government which is trying to crush our democratic movement,� stated Arup Mahanta of Asam Gramin Shramik Santha. On behalf of his organisation, Mahanta supported the anti-dam movement.

Dr Dhiren Barkakati (Senior Citizens Forum), Rekha Sharma (social worker), Muruli Baruah (journalist), Manoranjan Baruah (writer), Bishwajyoti Mahanta (Asam Yuba Samaj), Mrinali Devi (Asam Nari Santha), Indramohan Laskar (AJYCP) and Naren Gohain spoke in the meet extending support to the movement of KMSS against big dams.

On behalf of the KMSS, president Raju Bora reaffirmed their commitment to stop the construction of the dam at any cost and working president Molan Laskar presented a description how the proposed dam would destroy our nature and livelihood of common people.

The meet resolved to stop construction of big dams and allow the citizen to assert their democratic rights.

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Citizens� meet backs anti-dam movement

NAGAON, July 30 � �The Assam Government has taken the side of the big dam lobby and is bent on pushing the State to the mouth of destruction but the people will not tolerate this step and resist this move of the Government,� said well-known writer and critic Pradip Saikia while addressing a citizens� meet organised by the KMSS on July 20. Well-known critic Prabhat Bora chaired the meeting which was organised jointly by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti and the Asam Gramin Shramik Santha.

Addressing the meet, AISF leader Diganta Ojha observed that a green signal was given to a multinational company to take away all our natural resources and this step was nothing but to sell our independence.

�The people of Assam would not tolerate the step of the present Government which is trying to crush our democratic movement,� stated Arup Mahanta of Asam Gramin Shramik Santha. On behalf of his organisation, Mahanta supported the anti-dam movement.

Dr Dhiren Barkakati (Senior Citizens Forum), Rekha Sharma (social worker), Muruli Baruah (journalist), Manoranjan Baruah (writer), Bishwajyoti Mahanta (Asam Yuba Samaj), Mrinali Devi (Asam Nari Santha), Indramohan Laskar (AJYCP) and Naren Gohain spoke in the meet extending support to the movement of KMSS against big dams.

On behalf of the KMSS, president Raju Bora reaffirmed their commitment to stop the construction of the dam at any cost and working president Molan Laskar presented a description how the proposed dam would destroy our nature and livelihood of common people.

The meet resolved to stop construction of big dams and allow the citizen to assert their democratic rights.

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