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Thursday, February 18, 2010

AATS seeks security for displaced Reangs

38 jhum-cultivating families forced to vacate their land
From our Staff Reporter
Silchar, Feb 18: Members of the All Assam Tribal Sangha (AATS) have urged upon the Cachar Deputy Commissioner to depute security forces for accompanying the members of the organization during their visit to Kanglaipahar in Dholai on Saturday. AATS secretary Galim Gangmei said the appeal to the DC was made after one Alainzad Barbhuya allegedly forced the Reang families residing in Kanglaipahar to vacate the place.
He said nearly 38 Reang families have been residing in the area earning their livelihood through jhum cultivation. Gangmei said the AATS is planning to rehabilitate the displaced Reangs and has sought assistance from the DC in this regard. A memorandum seeking security arrangement for the Reangs was also handed over to the DC in this regard, he added. THE SENTINEL

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