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Land deal in violation of UN Declaration

By Correspondent

JORHAT, Oct 1 � The Asam Sanmilita Mahasangha today revealed that the land swap pact between India and Bangladesh signed on September 6 is a violation of the United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous People. This was revealed by Motiur Rahman, working president of the organization, at a press conference held at Jorhat Press Club today.

He further said that the signing of the agreement by

Dr Manmohan Singh and Sheikh Hasina was a violation of Articles 19 and 37 of the resolutions adopted by the General Assembly on October 2, 2007. According to the articles, the consent of the indigenous people regarding legislative or administrative measures is required while signing any kind of deal. �But no such consent of the indigenous people was taken while signing the deal on September 6 this year,� he said.

He further cited the examples of Indira-Mujib Treaty of 1972 and the land agreement signed between Indira Gandhi and Mujibur Rahman in 1974 which never became valid in India as they had not been ratified in the Parliament of India till date.

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Land deal in violation of UN Declaration

JORHAT, Oct 1 � The Asam Sanmilita Mahasangha today revealed that the land swap pact between India and Bangladesh signed on September 6 is a violation of the United Nations Declarations on the Rights of Indigenous People. This was revealed by Motiur Rahman, working president of the organization, at a press conference held at Jorhat Press Club today.

He further said that the signing of the agreement by

Dr Manmohan Singh and Sheikh Hasina was a violation of Articles 19 and 37 of the resolutions adopted by the General Assembly on October 2, 2007. According to the articles, the consent of the indigenous people regarding legislative or administrative measures is required while signing any kind of deal. �But no such consent of the indigenous people was taken while signing the deal on September 6 this year,� he said.

He further cited the examples of Indira-Mujib Treaty of 1972 and the land agreement signed between Indira Gandhi and Mujibur Rahman in 1974 which never became valid in India as they had not been ratified in the Parliament of India till date.