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5 tribal organisations protest against the eviction drive by GMDA

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A total of five tribal organisations namely – All Bodo Students Union, All Assam Tribal Sangha, Takam Mising Porin Kebang, Missing Mimak Kebang and All Assam Tribal Youth League had staged a protest at Chachal today in opposition to the eviction drive that has been carried out by the Guwahati Metropolitian Development Authority on 13th May 2022.

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The tribal organisations demanded the authorities stop the eviction of the indigenous tribal people and rehabilitate those who have been evicted by the Guwahati Metropolitan Area by a means of settlement or compensation for the property during the eviction drive.

As per reports, a memorandum was sent to the Chief Minister by the organisation.

It has been reported that the GMDA did not give any prior notice before tearing down the houses on the 13th of May. They said, “it has badly affected the right to live with dignity of the evicted citizens of different age groups. Old and school-going children are facing difficulties due to the eviction drive of the GMDA.

Many of the evicted families had been living in the lately notified wetland area for years before the Guwahati Water Bodies act, 2008 was enacted and passed. We object to the way the law has been passed without considering the alternative resettlement of the indigenous people already living in the area before the law coming to into effect. We feel that the common people are always the easy targets of the government as we see that the rich and the powerful are spared from getting evicted.”

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