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Movement to be intensified: Akhil

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GUWAHATI, July 8 � Peasant leader and general secretary of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) Akhil Gogoi today said that the movement for the landless indigenous people and against the construction of mega dams would be further intensified in the coming days.

Talking to this reporter over phone, Gogoi, who was released on bail yesterday, said that the KMSS�s movement would centre on the demand for a land policy for Guwahati and a Land Law for the State of Assam, which would be eco-friendly and pro-indigenous people.

�A series of agitational programmes would be launched involving the indigenous people to pressurize the Government and get the desired outcome within six months,� Gogoi said.

�The idea is to facilitate allotment of land to every landless indigenous people of Assam and those settling in Assam after 1971 should not be allowed to buy or sell any plot of land,� he said, adding that the agitation would be given the shape of a national movement.

On big dams, the RTI activist informed that a six-pronged strategy involving national and anti-dam State-level groups, civil society members, intellectuals and the indigenous people has been adopted.

Agitations against the financers of big dams would also be a part of it, he said.

He also informed that a people�s resistance movement would be launched to resist the attempts of NHPC to transport the turbines.

Gogoi further added that issues would be raised during the three-day meeting at Jantar Mantar beginning from August 3.

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Movement to be intensified: Akhil

GUWAHATI, July 8 � Peasant leader and general secretary of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) Akhil Gogoi today said that the movement for the landless indigenous people and against the construction of mega dams would be further intensified in the coming days.

Talking to this reporter over phone, Gogoi, who was released on bail yesterday, said that the KMSS�s movement would centre on the demand for a land policy for Guwahati and a Land Law for the State of Assam, which would be eco-friendly and pro-indigenous people.

�A series of agitational programmes would be launched involving the indigenous people to pressurize the Government and get the desired outcome within six months,� Gogoi said.

�The idea is to facilitate allotment of land to every landless indigenous people of Assam and those settling in Assam after 1971 should not be allowed to buy or sell any plot of land,� he said, adding that the agitation would be given the shape of a national movement.

On big dams, the RTI activist informed that a six-pronged strategy involving national and anti-dam State-level groups, civil society members, intellectuals and the indigenous people has been adopted.

Agitations against the financers of big dams would also be a part of it, he said.

He also informed that a people�s resistance movement would be launched to resist the attempts of NHPC to transport the turbines.

Gogoi further added that issues would be raised during the three-day meeting at Jantar Mantar beginning from August 3.

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