MORIGAON, Sept 23 - Six Tiwa organisations namely� All Tiwa Students� Union (ATSU), Tiwa Yuba Chatra Parishad, All Tiwa Women�s Association (ATWA), Tiwa Cultural Society, Autonomy Demand Struggling Forum (ADSF) and Morigaon Zila Tribal Sangha have vehemently opposed the State Capital Complex Development Authority (SCCDA) Act 2017 which was passed by the Assam Legislative Assembly recently and termed it as an anti-tribal legislation.
The six organisations after threadbare discussion of the Act recently at Morigaon District Tribal Sangha�s conference hall resolved to fight against the arbitrary Act passed by the Government in the Assembly without discussing with the tribal organisations. Addressing a press conference at the Morigaon Press Club, the tribal leaders said that the BJP-led State Government conspired to expand the State Capital areas upto Mayong and Jagiroad which will curtail the land rights of the tribal people residing in several tribal belts and blocks. The tribal organisations said that at a time when their lands were illegally handed over to capitalists of non-tribal groups at Dimoria and Gobha tribal block, the BJP Government has remained a mute spectator to this phenomenon. The State Capital expansion upto Tiwa Autonomous Council areas will forcibly take away the land rights of the indigenous people of Central Assam. So the organisations demanded to cut 297 tribal revenue villages from SCCDA. The organisations warned that if the Government expands the capital to tribal areas of Tiwa Autonomous Council, the organisation will go on an agiatational path. The ATSU leader further alleged in the press conference the BJP Government has a hidden agenda to transfer the land of poor tribal people to the capitalists coming from outside the State.