APHLC moves Guv on separate electoral rolls 

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DIPHU, Feb 13: The newly-floated All Party Hills Leaders Conference (APHLC) has urged Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi to exercise his special powers under Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India for preparation of separate voters list, dropping names of non-tribals, for elections to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).

A delegation of APHLC led by its president John Ingti Kathar called on Mukhi at Raj Bhawan in Guwahati on Wednesday and submitted a memorandum in this regard.

The delegation said that the KAAC has failed to make any law or rules for preparation of separate voters list for elections to the council under Paragraph 2 (7) of the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India.

The delegation said that the KAAC has conducted elections to the nine town committees without obeying the order of the Gauhati High Court.

The delegation also brought to the notice of the Governor issues like land pattas to the indigenous communities under Mikir Hills (Land & Revenue) Act 1953 and Mikir Hills (Transfer of land) Act, 1959. The delegation also discussed about the poor infrastructure of primary schools in Karbi Anglong and closures of existing primary schools which is one of the reasons behind child trafficking.

Notably, 24 social organisations in Karbi Anglong have been demanding for removal of non-tribals from council voters list.

The delegation comprised of APHL secretaries Sagar Tisso, Samson Teron, Kursing Timung and spokesman Angtong Engti and Dhruba Hojai and Golon Daulaguphu from Dima Hasao.

 

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