CPI urges CM to form panel and render justice to tribals

Hyderabad: CPI State secretary Chada Venkat Reddy today requested Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao to constitute a committee to go into allocation of forest lands to tribals and recent incidents in the State about forest lands with tribals.

In a letter to the Chief Minister on Thursday, Chada said attack on FRO in Kagaznagar was condemnable, but how can the government take back lands from the tribals, who were cultivating them since 30 years. He stated that in 2016, the government directed the District Collectors to cancel land registration in respect of 156 acres in Survey Nos 17 to 54 in Laxmidevipalli of Kothagudem district, which was transferred from the government in 1956 by the District Collector with no objection from Forest officer concerned.

The CPI leader said the recent incidents show a fight between the State government and tribals. Recalling KCR’s statement in the Assembly on the eve of elections about not taking lands from tribals, he said the CM should stand by the people.

He appealed to the Chief Minister to constitute a committee to go into the issue. He urged the Chief Minister to render justice to tribal farmers without delay.


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