The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) on Saturday took a tough decision against A Jalan-owned Carbon Resources Pvt Ltd located at Dhaligaon in Chirang district and it resolved to stage protest demonstration in Chirang district shortly.
It may be mentioned that the locals have been demanding closure of the company since long due bad impact of the factory on the health of the people living in the area.
The decision was taken during a central executive meeting of the BPF held on Saturday with BPF president Hagrama Mohilary in the chair at Bathou Complex in Kokrajhar. The party during the meeting discussed the harmful impact of carbon.
The opposition parties in the Bodoland Territorial Council Legislative Assembly brought a motion during zero hour two years back and demanded closure of the the carbon factory as it did not take land permission from the BTC authority and has caused massive pollution in Kukurmari area of Dhaligaon.
The BPF president and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary assured the opposition parties to take appropriate measures and accordingly, he verified the documents including permission of land acquisition.
Mohilary physically visited the carbon factory on April 18, 2018 and asked the owner of the factory to close down the factory with immediate effect stating that the factory did not take permission for acquisition of land as it is under tribal belts and blocks and under the control of BTC authority.
The BPF central committee on Saturday resolved to stage a protest demonstration in Chirang district under the aegis of Chirang district BPF. It also decided to take further protest programme if the owner repetitively ignores the order of the BTC authority.
In the present situation arising out of NRC final draft publication, Mohilary said names of around two lakhs people in BTC region have been left out in the final draft. He said the party had discussed the present situation and decided to help the people to get their names included in the NRC by showing their valid documents.
On West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s inflammatory remark on the final draft NRC, Assam Ministers Chandan Brahma and Pramila Rani Brahma, who are also senior BPF leaders, termed that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee was trying to make Assam a violent state but “the people of Assam and the Assam Government have prevented her and her party from doing so”.