KOKRAJHAR, March 9 - BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary today ensured to resolve the conflict over the BTC Cabinet resolution regarding land rights of both the Bodos and non-Bodos living in BTAD.
Talking to media-persons soon after a crucial meeting in the wake of the crisis over the BTC new land policy, with leaders of various agitating organisations, namely United Organisation Coordination Committee of AKRSU, ASSU, ASSAA, Nath Yogi Students� Union, Nath Yogi Sanmiloni, etc., at the BTC Secretariat here, Mohilary said that the January 12 Cabinet decision has been found to be erroneous and hence the matter has been reviewed so that the land rights of the people living in this area remain intact as it was during the formation of the BTC and the related law will be as it is enshrined in the Constitution as per VI Schedule Area and according to Chapter X of the Assam Land Revenue Regulation, 1886.
Clarifying that the BTC has no authority to bring about any change on its own in the existing land rights of people living in this area, Mohilary said that extract copy of the modified resolution has been handed over to the leaders of the agitating organisations to convince them.
Mohilary urged the people to avoid the use of terms like �Bodos� and �non-Bodos� to maintain unity and peace. He also appealed the agitating organisations to withdraw the bandh called, in view of the ongoing examinations.
Later, United Organisation Coordination Committee chief convener Hitesh Barman told media-persons that the BTC chief has ensured to protect land rights of all people of the area without discrimination, which, however, requires certain positive action to ensure that. He also demanded protection of the political rights of all the indigenous people of BTAD.
Meanwhile, Asam Sahitya Sabha president Paramananda Rajbongshi, along with other office-bearers of the Sabha last night rushed to Kokrajhar and met Mohilary.
Expressing concern over the present crisis, Rajbongshi told media-persons that violence is unacceptable and that all sections of people and organisations must strive for a peaceful solution to the crisis.