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North East

No forceful eviction in Arunachal villages for OIL project, NHRC told

Guwahati, September 2: The Petroleum Ministry has informed the NHRC that no forceful eviction of tribals will be made in two Arunachal Pradesh villages for an Oil India Ltd project without paying compensation to the affected people. Following the assurance from the Union Ministry, the National Human Rights Commission has closed the complaint filed by Chakma Development Foundation of India, a CDFI press release said on Friday. The Ministry has also informed the NHRC that action be taken in accordance with law, leading the rights body to close the complaint...
North East

Assam eviction: Cong leader files PIL in HC seeking formulation of rehabilitation policy

Guwahati, October 6: Leader of the Opposition in Assam assembly, Debabrata Saikia, has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Gauhati High Court seeking, among others, formulation of a rehabilitation policy for evicting people from government land by the administration. The senior Congress leader's PIL was filed days after two persons were killed in police firing and 20 others injured in clashes between security forces and alleged encroachers during an eviction drive in villages under Sipajhar revenue circle in Darrang district on September 23.The matter was listed for hearing...