JORABAT, Dec 1 - The Amri-Karbi Students� Union�s central body held an urgent meet today, opposing the decision of the Forest Minister to rehabilitate the evicted families in Dimoria.
The student body said Forest Minister Pramila Rani Brahma after visiting several areas in Dimoria on Thursday, had announced that 200 families evicted from the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary would be rehabilitated at Pub-Ampri in Tegharia area near Sonapur.
Cetral body president Kumud Tumung and general secretary Ramen Kathar while addressing the media today, said that the land belongs to the Amri-Karbi people as it is in their possession since Idependence. �We will never allow others to settle here as our tribe is residing here for decades and the statement made by the Forest Minister to settle the evicted families here is not acceptable to us,� the two student leaders said.
Meanwhile, an important meeting of six Amri-Karbi organisations will be held tommorrow to discuss the issue, said the student leaders, who threatened to organise a massive agitational programme to protect their land.