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Assam Congress chief Debabrata Saikia moved NHRC alleging violation of fundamental human rights

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Guwahati: Congress chief in Assam, Debabrata Saikia has moved National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) alleging injustice out to many members of ST and OBC communities within the Tinsukia and Nagaon districts of Assam by the state Government, by means of violation of their land rights and fundamental human rights.

He has pointed to NHRC, “The first instance involves around 1,300 ST and OBC families which were settled in the Laika-Dadhia area of the Dibru-Saikhowa Wildlife Sanctuary in Tinsukia district after the earthquake of 1950. The Government is now seeking to evict them, thereby going back on successive assurances over the last three years or so. Consequently, the affected people have been staging a protest since the last week of December, 2020 at a make-shift site near the DC’s office, Tinsukia.”

He added that three protesters, together with have died as a result of they had been unaware to bear the coolness of winter within the make-shift camp. Many others protesters are affected by fever, nose-bleed and so forth. This kind of harassment and unlawful deprivation of the elemental land rights of easy people in each instances is a violation of fundamental human rights. Moreover, such acts are positively in violation of assorted provisions of Section three of the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989.

He added, “ I request you to take suo motu cognizance of the matter and issue notices to the Government of Assam and the district administrations of Tinsukia and Nagaon to show cause for the injustice and initiate urgent steps to ensure that the ST and OBC victims are not deprived of their land and livelihood in such an illegal manner”.

Assam authorities has constituted a committee which is requested to submit a report on this subject inside one month.


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