GUWAHATI, July 19 � The executive committee of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) has taken the oath to resist all the river dam projects being set up in the NE region at any cost.
In a statement here, the KMSS said that its executive committee in its meeting that ended at Kampur last night, took the oath to resist the dam projects at any cost. It also called upon all the nationalist organisations of the State to unite on the issue and decided to extend full cooperation to the movements built or being built by these organisations to safeguard the interest of the people of the State.
The dam projects proposed to be set up in the NE region are the products of the neo-colonial attitude of the Central Government, observed the KMSS executive committee members.
They criticized the Central Government for its failure to adopt a pro-people land policy in the post-Independence era. The June 22, 2011 agitation of the landless people in Guwahati has opened up a new glorious chapter of the Indian people�s struggle for land rights, they observed.
The KMSS executive committee members conferred martyrdom on Ruhul Ali, Shiva Kumar Chauhan, who were killed in police firing that day and the movement�s activist Jerina Begum, who was killed by some unknown assassins later.
They also demanded of the Assam Government a nationalistic and progressive land policy, said the KMSS statement.