DIPHU, July 6 - The Karbi Students� Association (Inglongpho faction) has decided to carry out an extensive land protection and illegal migrants detection programme in the district, the students� organisation stated in a press release.
The Karbi students� body while taking serious note of the threat posed by illegal migrants and people of doubtful nationality to the indigenous residents of the State as well as in the hill district of Karbi Anglong, said the KSA is going to check the authenticity of the non local labourers and other occupants in the district.
The students� organisation further stated that they have been taking up several programmes relating to land protection and influx in view of the highly abnormal growth of people of doubtful nationality in Karbi Anglong. They also resolved to verify documents of suspicious labourers working in the district.
The organisation claimed that these measures would definitely help to attract genuine local workers towards work culture. It will also help to stop the widespread threat caused by hordes of illegal migrants.
Meanwhile, the students� organisation sought the support of the local public in ensuring protection of land and resources.
The students� body asked all the labourers working in Karbi Anglong to carry their relevant documents related to genuine citizenship of India.
Plea for bridge: The people of Rongmonjir village here have been greatly inconvenienced due to absence of a bridge on the Hurnat River since long.
Rongmonjir village, which is popularly known locally as �Sri Lanka� and situated near Dengaon market under 16 Nomati MAC Constituency of Howraghat Legislative Assembly Constituency, is one of the most backward villages of the district.
According to the villagers, they submitted petitions several times to the KAAC authorities for a bridge on the Hurnat, but no action has been taken by the authorities concerned till date. The local people alleged that despite being well aware of the problem, the authorities have turned a blind eye in this regard.
�We approached our leaders several times for the last couple of years, but we are yet to get any response from the KAAC authorities,� a villager of Rongmonjir said on the condition of anonymity.
Given the lackadaisical attitude of the authorities, the irate villagers have contributed money whatever they can from their pockets and constructed a temporary bamboo bridge on the river, and somehow managed to restore physical connectivity with the nearby places, the villager added.
The villager further said the bamboo bridge, however, may collapse anytime due to excessive flow of water in the river. The bridge has been built with bamboo thrown by people into the river.
However, the villagers have raised question on the BJP-led KAAC body�s assurance to bring �parivartan� in the district.
Meanwhile, the villagers have urged the KAAC authorities to fulfil the basic needs of the people of the area.