KOKRAJHAR, March 8 - BTC Chief Hagrama Mohilary on Wednesday assured leaders of AAGSU and other allied organizations that the land rights of the Gorkha people of BTAD will remain intact as earlier.
Talking to mediapersons on Wednesday at the BTC Secretariat at Kadamtola, Kokrajhar just after a meeting with the leaders of AAGSU, Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha and Gorkha Sanmiloni, etc., regarding the ongoing controversy of a new land policy of BTC, the BTC Chief said that every land right of the protected class of people as defined in Chapter X of the Assam Land Revenue Regulation, 1886 would be applicable in the BTC area like other parts of Assam and these protected classes of people will get every benefit under the law. He also clarified that if there was anything wrong, the same will be resolved soon.
Mohilary also informed that discussions with other organisations will also be held on the issue.
Later talking to mediapersons, Prem Tamang, president of AAGSU, said that as per invitation of the Council, the official discussion with the BTC Chief and Chief Secretary was very positive as they have realized their mistakes and made clarification over the issue. He also appealed to the Council not to take such kind of a decision on land rights of the people of BTAD in the near future.
Echoing the same, Lakhi Sedai, general secretary of Assam Gorkha Sammilon, said if the Council fails to fulfil its commitment, then the organisations will again be compelled to launch agitation programmes against the BTC authority.