Rijiju demands action against Assam forest officials

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Itanagar, Apr 26 (UNI) Arunachal Pradesh MP Kiren Rijiju has urged the Centre to take action against the Assam Forest officials for violating human rights by evicting tribals residing inside Arunachal along the boundary between both the states. ''It was violation of recognition of the tribal rights and Supreme Court's direction of constituting Boundary Commission 2002, which says no one can evict people from their land,'' Mr Rijiju today said urging the Union Home Affairs ministry to prosecute the offenders.

He also alleged that the recent tension created by the Assam forest officials has given a dent to the friendship between the two states.

''The people of both the states are not fighting with each other but some political elements and officials are trying to create the difference,'' Mr Rijiju added.

Meanwhile, The All Nyishi Youth Association (ANYA) has written a letter to the Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi requesting to issue necessary directive to the state administration to stop the illegal eviction as it was in total violation of status quo agreement signed between the two states by the directive of Supreme Court.

The Assam administration should desist from such inhuman practice and facilitate the SC-constituted tri-partite boundary commission to complete its assigned task of finding an amicable solution,the letter said.

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