JORABAT, Nov 4 - A number of organisations of Dimoria region, including the Dimoria units of All Assam Tribal Sangha, Karbi Students Union (KSU), All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), All Assam Tea Tribe Students Association (AATTSA) and KAA today called an emergency meeting at the office of the All Assam Tribal Sangha in Sonapur on the outskirts of Guwahati city to oppose a Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) notification relating to inclusion of Dimoria under the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC). The notification was issued on October 8, 2015 by the GMDA Chief Executive Officer.
The organisations have strongly opposed this move of the government.
The meeting was presided over by president of the All Assam Tribal Sangha (Dimoria unit) Bishnu Rahang. He said the government had kept them in the dark while issuing the notification. He added that there is a provision to oppose the notification within one month, but the organisations got the information on the notification only yesterday.
Eighty per cent of the population in Dimoria are dependent on agriculture and most of the people here do not have myadi patta land. Rahang said that the government had issued the notification only in the interest of big businessmen. He asserted that the people of Dimoria would not give away their farm lands to the government. He demanded of the government to give myadi pattas to the farmers living in the area for centuries.
AATTSA general secretary Raju Gorait warned that if the government forcefully tries to execute the notification, there will be vehement protests in the entire Dimoria region. The Government of Assam will be held responsible in case there is any adverse outcome of these protests, he warned.
Raju said there will be demonstrations in various parts of Dimoria against the notification of the government before November 8. The government must withdraw the notification, he asserted.