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Whether Assam Is Turning Into a Police State ? : Asks Delhi Action Committee

 Appeal by Delhi Action Committee Against Guwahati Police Killings on 22 nd June 2011

On 22nd June 2011, at around noon, the Assam police opened fire, killing four, on a demonstration led by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) –  a peasant organization of Assam. The protesters were demanding a halt to a massive ongoing eviction drive  for more than a week around the hills in the city of Guwahati.  Different tribal communities and labouring poor of the city have been living on these hills for over many decades and many of them are clearly entitled to pieces of land based on the ‘Forest Regulation (Rights) Act’ and other provisions of law. KMSS has been demanding a thorough survey to be undertaken by concerned Government agencies, of not just hills but of the entire city and ‘notify’ all lands according to law, and also hold mass consultations and public hearings before any evictions is undertaken by the State agencies. Continue reading Whether Assam Is Turning Into a Police State ? : Asks Delhi Action Committee