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Tribal Sangha stages dharna against encroachment of land


MORIGAON, April 25 - The Morigaon district Tribal Sangha has expressed deep concern over the encroachment of agricultural land of tribal belt and blocks in Morigaon district and demanded the government to evict those encroachers from the tribal belts.

The Tribal Sangha organised a protest rally in the district and later staged a dharna in front of the Deputy Commissioner�s office. The agitated people also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister through the Deputy Commissioner, Morigaon to resolve its long-pending demand at the earliest. Later talking to this correspondent, Pranab Jyoti Mosrong and Chidananda Tiwasa, president and general secretary of Morigaon district of Tribal Sangha, respectively said that in the last session of the Assam Legislative Assembly , the State Revenue Minister said that there was no illegal encroachment in seven tribal belts in Morigaon district.

The Tribal Sangha alleged that a vested interest circle has handed over land to non-tribals in Morigaon district. The Sangha demanded providing full autonomy to Tiwa Autonomous Council to deal with all land-related matters of Morigaon district.

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