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Monday, September 19, 2016

2 persons died in the periphery of the Kaziranga National Park while resisting eviction from their land (as updated till 10.00 am on 19th)

2 persons died in the periphery of the Kaziranga National Park while resisting eviction from their land (as updated till 10.00 am on 19th)



Dear All
1.       On 19th morning, the district administration of Nagaon in Assam arrived in Bandardubi area near the Kaziranga National Park to evict several hundreds of peasant families.
2.       In 2015 the Gauhati High Court gave a judgment to evict people from the proposed additions of the Kaziranga National Park. The high court has ordered that due process of law must be completed before eviction would be carried out.
3.       The peasant families were settled by the AGP government in 1980s, and land leases were given to them.
4.       During the election campaign, the BJP led a high pitch campaign to evict these people to save Kaziranga National Park.
5.       In the last few days, the Assam government had begun preparation for eviction. Few of days before, Assam finance minister Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma told the gathering of the  peasant families that they must leave and the government may think of compensation only after eviction. 
6.       The peasant families refused to accept the promise of the government and demanded that compensation be given beforehand.
7. The KMSS had a press conference yesterday and demanded that the government must give compensation first, settle the rights of the farmers first, and not to communalise the question of the livelihood the peasant families.
7.       Early in the morning of 19th more than 1000 personnel from the Assam Police, CRPF elephants, JCB arrived there and started burning the houses. When the peasant families started resisting, the police fired at them leading to the death of 2 women on the spot and leaving more than 10 people severely injured.
8.       As this report is being written, the police have burned down large numbers of houses or the property has been trampled down with the help of elephants.


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Akhil Gogoi
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, Assam
KMSS Office
Dakshya Prasad Bhavan, Gandhi Basti, Guwahati-781003
Cell. 094350-54140



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Akhil Gogoi
President
Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, Assam
KMSS Office
Dakshya Prasad Bhavan, Gandhi Basti, Guwahati-781003
Cell. 094350-54140


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Dy. Gen Sec, All India Union of Forest Working People(AIUFWP) /
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