JORABAT, Dec 7 - For the past few days Dimoria has been witnessing unrest over the decision of the State government to rehabilitate 200 families evicted from the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary, at Tegheria near Sonapur.
Today, over a thousand protesters representing the Amri Karbi National Council (AKNC), Amri Karbi Students’ Union (AKSU), Amri Karbi Arloso Asem (AKAA), Amri Karbi Bangthe Asem (AKBA), Amri Karbi Tsornam Ahartsi Amel (AKTAA) and Amri Karbi Ruktsak Asem (AKRA) took out a rally from Samota to Sonapur revenue circle office on the issue. Bhogen Teron, general secretary of AKNC said the proposed rehabilitation area falls in Dimoria tribal block inhabited by the aboriginal Amri Karbi tribe.
“The people residing here are poor and backward in all aspects and rehabilitation of the outsiders will affect them economically as well as politically,” Teron added. The agitation leaders sent copies of a memorandum to the Chief Minister, the Forest Minister, the Chief Secretary, the Commissioner of WTP & BC and the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (Metro) through the Sonapur Circle Officer on their demand.