Meeting with Dimapur DC after August 15
DIPHU, Aug 8: Several social organizations which include Karbi Students’ Association (KSA), Karbi Students’ Union (KSU), Karbi Students & Youth Council (KSYC), United Students Union of Karbi Anglong (USUKA) and All Dimasa Students’ Union (ADSU) has submitted a joint memorandum to the Deputy Commissioner of Karbi Anglong Mridul Kumar Mahanta informing him about the ongoing illegal encroachment along the Lahorijan and Shankar Tilla BOP under Daldali Reserve Forest by people from Nagaland.
The memo stated that a joint team of the above mentioned organizations have visited the border area on August 4, 2018 and found that the border pillar which was recognized by both the government of Assam and Nagaland was laying dilapidated condition.
“We have located only one pillar i.e. pillar No. 7. Apart from that, we have seen vast area mushroom with new construction adjacent to the pillar which shows that the land belongs to Karbi Anglong. Many houses are under construction, fisheries are dug and many forms of other developments have taken place but we didn’t see any police personnel patrolling in the area. As a result, the illegal migrants are doing whatever they want with the land belonging to Karbi Anglong and come and go at their will,” the memorandum stated.
The organizations also appealed the authority to establish Border Outpost at the area in order to carry out checking and keep a vigil on the encroachers. They further mentioned that the border pillar erected along the border in Lahorijan-Rangapahar BOP is very small and appealed the authority to replace it with a bigger one to avoid demolition by some scoundrels.
The memorandum strongly appealed the authority to take steps as soon as possible and threatened to launch a more strong movement if the authority failed to do so within the given time.
The organizations further informed media persons that they are going to have a discussion on the related issue with the Deputy Commissioner of Dimapur after August 15.