24+ resumes stir for removal of non-tribals from KAAC voters list

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DIPHU, July 16:After a gap of six months, 24+ social organisation resumed its agitation demanding formation of news rules for removal of names of non-tribal voters from the electoral roll of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) under Paragraph 2 and Sub-Paragraph 7 of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India.

The protesters staged a sit-in-demonstration at Semson Sing Ingti Memorial Park demanding the KAAC for fulfillment of their demands. However the agitation programme was cut short as executive magistrate came down to inform them of Section 144 CrPC clamped in the town in view of the publication of the final NRC on July 31.

In January last, the Gauhati High Court has directed the council for formation of new set of rules for revision of electoral roll of the council according to the constitutional provision. The High Court’s directive came following a petition filed by the three activists of the organisation.

But more than year have passed, there is no rule set by the council for removal of non-tribal voters from the electoral roll of the council.

“Even after six-month-time given to KAAC by Gauhati High Court, the KAAC has defied the High Court order. As Section 144 CrPC in clamped, we are asked to call off our agitation. But until KAAC authority comes up with its new rules, we have to continue with our demands,” a convenor of 24+, Ratan Terang said.


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