90% #IndigenousPeople in Assam do not possess myadi patta

POST TRUTH | MAY 1, 2017

In postcolonial Assam, 90% #IndigenousPeople do not possess myadi patta. Indigenous people in Assam will face huge problem in coming days. Shockingly 90% of native people in Assam do not possess myadi patta of their land.

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Former Chief Election Commissioner Hari Shankar Brahma who is  head of the six-member committee formed to ensure protection of land rights of the indigenous people in Assam

After repeated applications, indigenous people of Assam do not get myadi patta for their possession, whereas outsiders get them within the night, Hari Sankar Brahma, former Chief Election Commissioner of India and head of the six-member committee formed to ensure protection of land rights of the indigenous people in Assam said on Saturday.

The state government formed the committee on February 6, 2017, under the chairmanship of former Brahma, chief election commissioner, to recommend measures for protection of land rights of the indigenous people and to review the Assam Land and Revenue Regulation Act, 1886 and other land laws. They visited 11 district of the state and met several organisations and took the statements of various indigenous people on their visit.

“Unfortunately, around 63 bighas of land in 33 district of the state are in illegal possession. Also seven to eight lakh families of the state do not possess any land.” Brahma said in an exclusive interview with journalists.

Recalling a rare incident he also informed that according to an ADC of Nagaon, approximately 70% of land in Nagaon are in the possession of the outsiders.

He also said that 1,300 villages of the state have not witnessed any land census after British rule. (Pratidin Time) 

Most tribal leaders think that formation of tribal autonomous councils is their license to safety and security whereas the ground situation is even more terrifying.

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