Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi said that the famous Assamese slogan, “Jati, Mati, Bheti,” meaning “community, land and base” holds significant meaning than just saying.
While addressing the Republic Day celebrations amid news of serial blasts in three districts of Assam, Jagdish Mukhi asserted the people of Assam that the saying is the "resolution of the state".
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“Jati, mati and bheti (community, land and base) are not just slogans, but resolutions. And this determination is unwavering. We are implementing this in our actions and decisions with complete authenticity,” said Mukhi, informing about Assam’s new land policy.
He informed that the new land policy is aimed at protecting the indigenous people of the state. “…we made a new land policy, so that the land of the original inhabitants can be protected,” he said. Keeping with the Assam government’s commitment to provide land rights to the original inhabitants of Assam, one lakh land pattas will be distributed this fiscal.
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He also announced that Assam Sahitya Sabha, Bodo Sahitya Sabha and twently other Sahitya Sabhas will be granted Rs 10 crore, Rs 5 crore and Rs 3 crore respectively in order to protect and promote the linguistic identity of the state.
Governor Jagdish Mukhi also informed about a new law, which is to be introduced soon in order to mandate the Assamese language in private schools.
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It may be mentioned here that safeguarding the linguistic identity has become the prime concern of the people of Assam. The Citizenship (Amendment) Act or CAA, which offers citizenship to Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Parsis, Christians, Buddhists on the basis of religious persecution, had triggered massive protests across the state. Although the protests have tuned peaceful, agitators have been demanding that their rights be protected.
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