TINSUKIA: The influential Mising organization Takam Mising Parin Kebang (TMPK) today partially withdrew its agitation demanding rehabilitation of settlers of Laika-Dodhia setting a seven-day deadline to the government for rehabilitation of villagers.
The Assam government assured to rehabilitate the villagers of Dodhia at the earliest.
The villagers of Laika-Dodhia have been protesting here over the past two months by making a makeshift camp near the Tinsukia deputy commissioner’s office demanding their rehabilitation.
The TMPK met chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal yesterday and the latter requested them to withdraw the protest and not facilitate some political parties to utilise the issue for petty gains. Sonowal assured then to solve the impasse shortly.
The state government has already taken steps to rehabilitate the villagers of Laika at Namphai and Pharpur. The government is also learnt to have selected an area in Lakhimpur district for the villagers of Dodhia. The villagers are, however, stated to be not happy with the area because it is flood-prone.
Laika falls under the Tinsukia district and Dodhia under the adjoining Dibrugarh district.
The villagers, mostly belonging to the Mising community, of the two villages, located inside the Dibru-Saikhowa National Park, were displaced by the earthquake of 1950 and have since been taking shelter there.
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