GUWAHATI, Nov 20 – The State Government is working in favour of the illegal migrants in the Bodoland Territorial Administrative Districts (BTAD) areas. At the same time, a third force is also at work in the BTAD areas to upset the law-and-order situation there with reactionary plots.
This is the assertion made by the representatives of the tribal organisations which took part in a meeting on BTAD situations held under the aegis of the All Assam Tribal Sangha at the Tribal Rest House here today. The meeting was presided over by Pandav Rabha.
Describing the Government drive against illegal arms in the BTAD areas as one sided, the meeting called for similar drives in the areas dominated by the people of doubtful citizenship.
It has condemned the Government’s act of withdrawal of the PSOs of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) Members and has demanded immediate steps to restore their PSOs.
The police, at the instance of the governments in the State and at the Centre, have pounced upon Bodo youths in the name of operations because of the firm stand taken by the BTC administration against the rehabilitation of the illegal migrants. Many of the Bodo youths have been arrested at random and sent to the jail custody. Of late, BTC Executive Member Mono Kumar Brahma has become a victim of the conspiracy hatched by Delhi and Dispur.
Contrary to the firm stand of the BTC administration against the rehabilitation of the post-1971 migrants in the BTAD areas, the Government has been closing the relief camps forcefully.
The current volatile situation in the BTAD areas is due to the Government’s bid to return those people whose citizenship is doubtful and those who do not possess any valid document to prove their land ownership, said the meeting.
Explaining their stand, the participants of the meeting said, 87 families of Dangaimari village under Bauraguri Police Outpost were sent back to their village. But of these families only 23 have valid land ownership document.
Similarly, the inmates of the relief camp at Sapatgram Academy School and the villagers of Bauraguri Mandalpara, Musalmanpara, Baigunguri, Charagaon and Anthaibari have also been sent back to their villages.