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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Existence of Janajati group under threat

SILCHAR, Nov 3: Various Janajati groups united under the banner of Barak Valley Janajati Suraksha Samiti and took out a protest rally against the numerous atrocities against this particular group of people.

Because of the intrusion and illegal occupation of hill areas and forest land by Bangladeshi immigrants and other anti-social elements, various tribes of the Janajati population living in those areas are facing severe threat to existence. The infiltrators have been continuously indulging in land grabbing, atrocities, forceful occupation and destruction of forest resources.

It was further reported that the Kalarhower Tribal Women Association, an NGO, submitted a written petition dated October 5, 2005 to the National Commission for SC/ST, Government of India, chairman seeking an on-the-spot enquiry and proper justice for their suffering. But in spite of instructions issued by the commission to the State Government, the SC/St department vide Commission’s letter No. Assam/1/05-ESDW (ST), dated February 11, 2005 and again from the State Government to the Cachar Deputy Commissioner vide letter No. TAD/BC/89/2002/pt/9, dated Dispur, April 7, 2005, no enquiry took place on the matter and atrocities continue unabated. THE SENTINEL

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