The ongoing economic blockade by various organisations including Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad (AJYCP), Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS), Manab Adhikar Sangram Samity (MASS), All Assam Tea Tribes Students’ Association (AATTSA), Assam Chamber of Commerce, All Assam Schedule Caste Students Union at Rangajan area on NH-39 in protest against the alleged encroachment of 250 Bighas of arable land of Gorbasti area of Merapani by Nagaland has reached its 2nd day on Sunday.
More than three hundred trucks carrying amenities to Nagaland had been stranded at Rangajan Tini Ali on NH-39 near Golaghat. Rangajan Tini Ali has virtually turned into an abode of trucks. Similar blockade is also going on at Merapani. The agitators are determined not to end the agitation at an early date without teaching a hard lesson to Nagaland. In a press meet held today at the site of the blockade the leaders of the organisations expressed that they will not end the blockade unless and until Nagaland doesn’t hand over the 250 Bighas of Assam’s land illegally occupied by them. They also expressed their anguish over the fact that the state govt. has still not shown any concern towards the people and poured their grievance that the local MLA Ajanta Neog has not taken out a little time to pay a visit neither to the Gorbasti area nor to the site of the blockade.