|Activists stage a sit-in at Baksa on Friday. Picture by UB Photos
Dhubri, Sept. 7: Several organisations, including the Dhubri district unit of All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) and All Koch Rajbongshi Students’ Union (AKRSU) opposed the rehabilitation of the riot-hit displaced inhabitants taking shelter in various camps in Dhubri district.
Dhubri District Sports Association (DSA) also opposed the setting up of temporary camps on land owned by the Dhubri District Sports Complex at Jhagrarpar, to shift the camp inmates staying in the schools nearby.
Biswanath Saha, secretary of the association, yesterday said they had held a broad-based meeting of governing body members, clubs and associations affiliated to the DSA.
In the meeting, it was unanimously resolved to intimate the district administration to preclude plans if any, to open camps on land owned by the stadium.
Saha said the stadium is on the plot of land under patta no. 559 in Jhagrarpar Part-III and patta no. 2883 in Bidyapara town, which is in the name of the DSA.
“The construction of the stadium is under way. In the meantime, Rs 3.77 crore spent for the purpose was sanctioned by the Centre. The Assam Cricket Association already identified this sports complex for the Amarjit Sarma Under-15 Inter-District Cricket Tournament for the year 2012-13,” Saha said.
The DSA has submitted a memorandum to Dhubri deputy commissioner Kumud Chandra Kalita, urging him not to set up camps on land owned by the sports complex.
Apart from the DSA, the Dhubri district unit of AASU also submitted a memorandum opposing the rehabilitation of the displaced inhabitants in the district.
Jagadish Chandra Roy, president of Dhubri district unit AASU, said there were 1,46,091 inhabitants taking shelter in the relief camps in the district, including 24,545 students.
“However, under no circumstances these inhabitants should be rehabilitated on government khas land or any other land of the district,” Roy said.
On the other hand, the Dhubri district unit of AKRSU also opposed the rehabilitation and called a broad-based meeting in Golokganj Jogomohan Bidyapith on September 11 to discuss the issue.
AKRSU secretary Kartik Roy said they were opposing the rehabilitation of the displaced in Dhubri district and in order to seek opinion from various units of the organisations, it had convened a meeting where a resolution would be passed on how to oppose the move.
A special convention of all the Bodo political and non-political organisations has been organised at Commerce College, Kokrajhar, tomorrow to discuss the present crisis, including the illegal migrant issue and rehabilitation process.
The organisations, including Absu and Bodo Sahitya Sabha, have demanded that only bonafide Indian citizens should be rehabilitated by making proper scrutiny of the relief inmates on the basis of land document, taking 1971 as the base year.