14th Mar 2018 11:03:PM State
Eastern Sentinel Arunachal News

ES Reporter


Alleging that few Deori families including Non APST people have obtained land procession certificates (LPC) illegally in the name of their tribal spouses under the twin capital, the All Arunachal Pradesh Youth Forum (APYF) on Wednesday while demanding cancellation of such allotments announced a 36 hour capital bandh from March 19 next seeking immediate fulfillment of their demands.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, president Tadar Attu has alleged that few non-tribal people were given land ownership under twin capital by competent authority, which he claimed are being used illegally for purposes like business establishments, residence and many other commercial uses presently.

Terming the issuance of LPC to Non APST as violation of the constitution, Attu alleged that the Act which was specifically formulated to safeguard and protect the rights of local indigenous tribal land has been seriously violated.

Stating that such grave irregularity on the part of competent authority is a matter of serious concern, he demanded immediate cancellation of LPC issued to Deoris and eviction of all illegally land allotted to them under the twin capital. He also sought disciplinary action against those officials who allegedly issued the LPCs to prevent such misdeed in the near future.

He raised apprehension that if their land allotment was not immediately terminated then it can have far reaching effects on the socio-political scenario of our state and impinge the right of indigenous communities over ownership of lands in near future.

Divulging that their demands were intentionally sidelined by successive governments, Drafting chairman, Taka Sippi said that no action has been initiated so far by state government despite series of round table discussion since last many years over the issue.

He said that a committee was also formed during previous government in 2012 to assess the matter following stiff opposition from the union. Though the committee assured us to cancel the allotment and look into the matter with priority, however Sippi claimed that the assurances were made just in order to stop our protest.

Also referring to Supreme Court judgment in 2001 last, Sippi alleged that SC in an order has asserted that Deori community cannot be given indigenous status in the state because they have migrated from neighbouring state and are not permanent tribe of Arunachal.

Echoing similar sentiments, Health & Hygiene Secretary, Chello Aku said that they will always stand firm on their demand and won’t step back until their demand was fulfilled. "If required we will intensify the protest as it’s about rights of indigenous people,” she affirmed.

Meanwhile the forum also asked the government to expedite the construction of Green Field Airport at Hollongi while alleging that despite technical clearance and feasibility report, the project is delayed.

Kenter Joya Riba

(Managing Editor)
      She is a graduate in Science with post graduation in Sociology from University of Pune. She has been in the media industry for nearly a decade. Before turning to print business, she has been associated with radio and television.
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