GUWAHATI, Feb 18 � The Gana Siddhanta Sabha organised by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samity (KMSS) in the Lakhidhar Bora Kshetra near Dighalipukhuri here rejected outright the State Cabinet�s decision to provide land patta to the landless people living here since June, 2001. Members of the Samity today led a strong protest demonstration in the city that led to a scuffle with security personnel deployed on the spot.
The KMSS has been fighting for providing land patta to the indigenous people living on the hills, forest land, ceiling surplus land and wetlands since June 22, 2011 and has led a series of protest in support of their demands. The organisation has also been raising its voice against the eviction of indigenous people living in the above categories of land by the administration.
The farmers� organisation also declared today that it will obstruct Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi�s ensuing Assam visit and all the election rallies of the Congress in the coming days.
�We have decided to continue our movement in a strong way in support of our demand,� said a KMSS statement.
The protestors also sat for a meeting with the Deputy Commissioner Kamrup (Metro) Ashutosh Agnihotri. �Following the strong protest movement by the KMSS, the DC has written to the Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue) to sympathetically look into the demands of KMSS to provide land patta to people living here since 2011,� mentioned the statement.