GUWAHATI, June 29 � Members of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) took part in a three-hour statewide sit-in demonstration from 11 am today in support of their demand for formulation of a �patriotic and progressive land policy� and a piece of legislation in line with this policy. They also demanded a special land policy for the city. They submitted memorandums to the Chief Minister in support of their demands.
In the city, around 400 members of the KMSS were arrested today while taking part in a sit-in demonstration. In Nagaon, an equal number of KMSS activists were held by the authorities while taking part in the programme.
In Dibrugarh, around 70 members of the KMSS took part in the programme, while at Sadiya � around 50, in Tinsukia � over 100, in Jorhat � around 300, in Barpeta � around 200, at Titabor � around 200 and in Dhubri � around 50 members of the organization took part in the programme, said KMSS assistant secretary Bedanta Laskar.
The memorandum sent by the KMSS to the Chief Minister included the demands for treating the people as the real owners of the State�s land resources, and formulation of a piece of legislation that favours the indigenous peoples of the State in matters of land rights.
It also demanded, among others, that all indigenous families of the State should be provided with the plots of residential land and the real farmers should be provided with plots of farmland.