Skip to content Skip to navigation

ITSSA objects metropolitan region plan

The Indigenous Tribal Sahitya Sabhas (ITSSA), raised  strong objection against the draft delineation of Guwahati Metropolitan Region and Review & Revision of Master Plan.

Separate memorandum were submitted to the Governor and chief executive officer, Guwahati were submitted on the issue on Saturday by the Indigenous Tribal Sahitya Sabhas, a conglomeration of eight indigenous Tribal literary body  from Karbi , Rabha, Mising, Tiwa, Deuri, Dimassa, Garo and Bodo.

The tribal literary body said that the review & revision of master plan for Greater Guwahati metropolitan region taken by the Guwahati Metropolitan  Development Authority (GMDA), is another attempt and policy to eliminate the indigenous tribals from the proposed metropolitan region as was ‘first done in 1972 by the then Congress government of Assam led by Sarat Chandra Sinha by establishing state capital at Dispur by evicting the tribals forcefully by withdrawing the Beltola Tribal Belt of Kamrup for which hundreds of indigenous tribal families lost their own agricultural green lands’.

‘This is the second attempt to smash down the very existence of the indigenous tribals of Assam by the congress led by Tarun Gogoi government in Assam, it said adding that ‘leaders and intellectuals who are always against the interest of the downtrodden indigenous Tribal always involve making conspiracy how to crack down and destroy their economy as well as the community’.

The tribals bodies stated that the list of villages and map in the notification comes under the tribal belt and blocks and other tribal populated areas and these villages will be badly affected.

‘If the government of Assam translates the said plan and policy into action forcefully against the interest of the indigenous tribal people of Assam and if a single Tribal family is affected in this action, the ITSSA will be compelled to lunched a mass movement, it said.

It  demanded to modify the master plan and  exclude the Tribal villages from the project.

Author info

Hantigiri Narzary's picture

Reporting from Kokrajhar

Add new comment

Random Stories

The tiny decorative “Guppy” may eradicate dengue

Tiny aquarium “Guppy” may eradicate dengue

2 Jan 2013 - 10:45am | Rubee Das
Thousands of people die every year in India of diseases like malaria, yellow fever, dengue and encephalitis of all. According to government sources, 100 died of Japanese Encephalitis, 9 of malaria...

CM stresses rural Assam development

15 Aug 2012 - 2:59am | editor
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said that his government will give priority to the development of rural areas saying that only the rural Assam would help the state progress on all fronts...

Citizens urge Government for pro-active Role in Wildlife Conservation

1 Jan 2012 - 1:23am | editor
A citizens meeting at Guwahati Press Club yesterday expressed serious concern at the increasing rate of killing of tigers in various parts of Assam and urges the State government to activate the...

Strike fear before R-Day

18 Jan 2014 - 4:31pm | AT News
Militant outfits are likely to strike again to make is presence felt in the run up to the Republic Day celebration.This has forced Dispur to approach the Centre seeking more additional forces to...

Other Contents by Author

The Mwihur International Theatre Festival has ended in Kokrajhar, Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR). The seven-day festival took place at the Bodofa Cultural Complex, Chandamari. Thirteen plays were performed by renowned artists from around the world, in various languages including Bodo, Assamese, Nepali, Hindi, Sinhala, and Malayalam. The festival was organized by the Lwrgi Theatre Group and supported by the BTR government. The festival was well-received by theatre lovers in the region. On the last day, the "Rudali" drama in Rajashthani language was performed by Gandhi Hindustani Sahitya Sabha and Sumukha from Delhi. This performance received strong applause from the audience. The...
Noted social activist Aruna Roy will receive the prestigious Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2016. The Jury Board of the Upendra Nath Brahma Trust (UNBT) headed by Dr. Anil Boro, Associate Professor, Gauhati University finalized Roy for the award to be given away at a function in Rabindra Bhawan inGuwahati on August 26. Roy, a social activist is the co-founder of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathana (MKSS), a social and grassroots organization for the empowerment of workers and peasants. It is a major civil rights movement in India and played a crucial role in the establishment of the Right to Information Act (RTI). She is also served as a civil servant in the Indian...
A massive prepraration has got underway to accord warm welcome highness shantidoot Acharya Shri Mahashraman,chief of Jainism  in Kokrajhar,who is entering the state of Assam through Srirampur on March 24 on the part of Ahinsa Yatra. Addressing the reporters,Samani Veenit Proghya and Samani Jagath Proghya,organiser and office bearer of Jain Setamber Teraponthi Sabha,Kokrajhar told that the Ahinsa Yatra will be entering Assam through Srirampur of Kokrajhar dsitrict on March 24 where  Acharya Shri Mahashraman and several sadhus are arriving.They said that all kinds of preparations have completed so far to accord warm welcome the Yatra team in a big manner. Acharya Shri Mahashraman...
The United People’s Party(UPP) candidate  for Kokrajhar east Pratibha Brahma filed nomination papers to the Returing Officer at DC office in Kokrajhar on Monday. Brahma, was accompanied by senior party leader Rabiram Ujir,leaders from alliance partnar Congress party Ashok Kumar Borgoyary. A grand procession was organised from Kokrajhar anchalik office to DC office via flyover where thousands of party supporters both from UPP and Congress thronged and shouted slogans in supports of UPP candidates claiming winning of the candidates who are contesting from constituencies in the scheduled April 11 election. Pratibha Brahma,UPP nominee after filling nomination told that she was hopeful...
With just few days left to the scheduled assembly election, candidates from different political parties and independent candidates are busy with their campaigning at their respective constituencies in the state.  Sitting MLA and BPF candidate for Kokrajhar east LAC Pramila Rani Brahma hold her election campaign at Bhumki village on Sunday. She said that she has contesting the election to gain more development and integration. She said that her BPF party was working for the all round development for the common masses . She has promised to work more integration if she elected for another term, besides urging to vote for the party.  UPP candidate for Kokrajhar east LAC and social...
With extending support to the United People's Party ahead scheduled Assam assembly election on April 11 next, Rafikul Sheik, vice president of Kokrajhar district committee of AIUDF joined in UPP at a party meeting at Fakiragram under Kokrajhar west LAC in Kokrajhar district on Sunday.  Sheik along with his party supporters joined the party in the presence of huge party supporters and extended supports to the party.  'His joined the UPP party will blow a setback to the AIUDF party', said a political analyst.   
Security forces apprehend a NDFB(S) cadre from Basabil area under Gossaigaon PS on Sunday in Kokrajhar district. Based on information about the presence of the militant outfit cadres in the area, a joint team of police and army launched an operation where a listed cadre of Gossaigaon platoon of the NDFB(S) was arrested along with arms. He was identified as Sanjay Narzary of Borsabil village. A pistol, two round ammunition was recovered from him.   
Sitting MLA and BPF candidate for Kokrajhar east constituency Pramila Rani Brahma file nomination paper to the Returning Officer at DC office in Kokrajhar on Friday. She was accompanied by senior leader Derhasat Basumatary,BTC executive members Doneswar Goyary,Rajib Brahma along with thousands of party supporters thronged at the huge procession from party office to DC office. Brahma,after filling nomination papers said that she will stress more to uplift social-integration through facilitating electrification,sanitation among citizens in her constituency.She said that irrespective of caste,creed and languages are supporting her through which she is wining for six terms in her political...
The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has left three constituencies- Sorbhog, Rangia and Bhawanipur to the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP), its ally party. Talking to Reporters in Kokrajhar at the sideline of an election rally for the 30 Kokrjhar East candidate Pramila Rani Brahma in Koktrajhar town,  BPF president and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary said ‘yes we have decided to leave the three seats to the BJP.  We are not fielding candidates in these three constituencies, he said adding that the party will now contest in 13 constituencies in the BTAD region.  The BPF have earlier announced party candidature in 16 constituencies, including in these three constituencies. Mohilary said...
The AIUDF party announced 19 names of the candidates to contest the ensuing assembly election in the state which included Kokrajhar west LAC on Thursday. Dahit Chandra Brahma has been named as candidate from Kokrajhar west (No.29) LAC from AIUDF party. Party supporter and voters of the Kokrajhar west constituency expressed their happy after getting ticket to Dahit Chandra Brahma and thanked to the party leaders for nominating Brahma as candidate to contest the election. Dahit Chandra Brahma after getting ticket said that he is contesting the election with mass support and his winning is sure in the constituency. He has thanked party leaders for nominating him as candidate. The...