DIPHU, Sept 12 - Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council�s Chief Executive Member Tuliram Ronghang has declared that indigenous people of Karbi Anglong have rights to settle inside forest land under recognition of the Forest Rights Act, 2006, at a function organised at Rengthama playground in West Karbi Anglong recently.
Member of Parliament Horensing Bey, Executive Members Amarsing Tisso, Pradeep Rongpi, Mongalsing Timung, Rupsing Teron, Prodip Diphusa, MAC Richard Tokbi, Dorsing Ronghang, Rina Terangpi, Probhat Chandra Taro, Pawan Kumar, KAAC Revenue secretary Nirola Phangchopi, DFOs Joysing Bey, Borsing Bey, ARO Dongkamukam Revenue Circle Nilutpal Ronghang were also present in the function.
The declaration was made under the provision of the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, which is a key piece of forest legislation passed in India on December 18, 2006. The law is related to the rights of forest-dwelling communities to land and other resources which were denied to them in pursuance of colonial forest laws of India.
The village under Rongkhang Reserve Forest are � Tharvelangso, Ingchin langso, Chongkan, Hanthor Arong, Karbi Rongsopi, Vomu Atar and Indranagar. The move made by KAAC has given relief to the indigenous tribal people who have been dwelling in those villages since hundreds of years.