“We will give blood, not our land” – KMSS slogans against Assam Bangla land swap

Almost bringing back memories of the agitation in Assam during the 1960’s where youths protesting against crude oil of the state piped out to refinery at Barauni wrote with blood “Tez deem Tel nidiu” (we’ll give blood, we’ll not oil); protest banners stating “We will give blood, not our land” were seen during a massive rally by the agitating Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti yesterday.

The Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) today took on the streets of Tezpur to protest and agitate against the recent issues such as Assam land given to Bangladesh, stopping of the turbine movement & halt to the Lower Subansiri Hydroelectric Power Project (LSHEP) construction and land settlement rights to the indigenous landless people.

KMSS general secretary Akhil Gogoi complained that the Chief Minister of the State has approved a deal that transferred a vast land of Assam to Bangladesh at a time when the indigenous people of the state themselves were fighting for their own rights on land. He also vowed that the KMSS would not allow the Government to destroy the rights of the people of the state over water to benefit multi-national companies and capitalists.

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