GUWAHATI, Jan 19 - Members of the Bhumi Adhikar Sangram Samiti, Assam, today staged a five-hour sit-in demonstration from 10 am on the bank of the Dighalipukhuri here in protest against the alleged move of the State government to allot land to some select capitalists and rich people in the city, depriving the needy indigenous people.
Describing this move of the State government as anti-people, Bhumi Adhikar Sangram Samiti president Prabin Jyoti Kalita said around 85,000 people of the city have been agitating for the past several years in a democratic and peaceful manner in support of their demand for allotment of land.
The process to issue land patta to these people progressed a lot in accordance with the guidelines approved by the Cabinet Committee as per the 1989 Land Policy and the February 21, 2014 recommendation of the Dr Bhumidhar Barman Committee. But on December 10 last year, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in a directive, indirectly interfered with this process and caused a complex situation in this regard to favour the capitalists and a section of rich people.
Members of the Bhumi Adhikar Sangram Samiti will take to the streets on January 30 to resist the move for allotting land to the capitalists and rich people, Kalita said and urged all the people of the city without land patta to take to the streets on that day.