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The Autonomous State Demand Committee (ASDC), on Friday, submitted a memorandum to the Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Tuliram Ronghang, concerning the large-scale encroachment of forest land in Daldali Reserve forest along the inter-state border inside Karbi Anglong.
According to the memorandum, the people of Dimapur, Nagaland, and adjacent areas have been encroaching onto large tracks of land belonging to Karbi Anglong.
They removed border pillars, constructed roads and set up Indian Reserve Battalion camps inside Karbi Anglong, stated the memorandum.
It further said that the area in question is an inter-state border with Nagaland, and it is the responsibility of the state government to end the border issue.
It is also the responsibility of the KAAC to bring to the notice of the state government about the encroachment by the people of Nagaland, it stated.
The magnitude of encroachment has been increasing, and if no action is taken, the encroachment may reach within few kilometres of Diphu town, it added.
The ASDC also urged the CEM to take immediate steps to protect the forest land by evicting the encroachers.
The memorandum was submitted by ASDC president Chandra Kanta Terang, who was accompanied by secretaries Hemsing Tisso, Daniel Teron, Samuel Ronghang and Sanjay Killing.
(Edited by Andre Kongri)