Convention Against Displacement

At the call of Sadou Asom Grameen Shramik Santha affiliated to AIARLA a mass rally and convention was organized on 6 Dec at Shaheed Bhavan, Nagaon in Assam. This was attended by representatives from various organisations and victims of forced eviction of forest dwellers by the Assam Govt. The speakers demanded food, shelter, clothing and basic amenities for the displaced people. Shubhrajyoti Bardhan, Arup Mahanta, Afa Begum and many others addressed the convention. The participants vowed to intensify the struggle for land-shelter-food rights and formed a co-ordination committee consisting of Kankis, Sadou Asom Grameen Shramik Santha, Asom Sankhyalaghu Sangram Parishad, Dhing Durniti Birodhi Sanstha and Krishi Shramik Santha. The convention passed an 11-point resolution and concluded with a song on land rights composed and sung by Mridupawan Borah.