ATTSA protests alleged grabbing of tea garden worker's land in Dibrugarh

ATTSA protests the alleged grabbing in Dibrugarh of land belonging to tea garden workers

DIBRUGARH – The Assam tea Tribe Students Association (ATTSA) protested Wednesday in front the Dibrugarh Deputy commissioner’s office, against illegal land grabbing from a poor tea plant worker.

ATTSA claimed that the land mafia Lalit and Dharmeshwardowerah, both of Jiliguri Goan constituency, had illegally seized six bighas belonging to Krishna Kurmi. With banners and placards, the activists protested against land mafia’s illegal grabbing of land from a farmer.

Lakhindra Kurmi (ATTSA Dibrugarh secretary) stated that “Land mafia Lalit and Dharmeshwardowerah illegally seized Krishna Kurmi’s land. The incident was reported to Dibrugarh’s Deputy Commissioner. On July 27, 2022 the Deputy commissioner wrote a letter asking for an inquiry and asked him to send a report to Dibrugarh East Revenue circle officer. The Circle Officer has yet to submit a report.

He stated that he demanded an investigation into the incident, and that he suspend the Circle Officer who was negligent in his duty. It is imperative that the Deputy Commissioner investigates this matter and takes immediate action to prosecute land mafia members who have been involved in taking land from poor residents. A memorandum was submitted by the students to the Dibrugarh District Deputy Commissioner asking for his prompt intervention.

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