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Tiwa groups demand for exclusion from State Capital Region

The delegation demanded inclusion of 124 Tiwa villages under the jurisdiction of Tiwa Autonomous Council

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GUWAHATI: Tiwa groups demanded the state government to exclude Tiwa villages from the the ambit of Assam State Capital Region on Tuesday. A delegation of five Tiwa organisations led by All Tiwa Students’ Union (ATSU) met chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal at the latter’s official residence here and submitted a three-point memorandum containing their demands.

For the development of Guwahati as an important international trade centre, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal announced the formation of the Assam State Capital Region in his speech on 15 August 2016 encompassing Guwahati and its peripheral areas in line with the ‘National Capital Region’.

Accordingly, an Act was passed in the name of the Assam State Capital Regional Development Authority Act 2017.  

“The delegation demanded inclusion of 124 Tiwa villages under the jurisdiction of Tiwa Autonomous Council which were left out from Tiwa Autonomous Council. They also demanded to conduct delimitation exercises in the constituencies of Tiwa Autonomous Council areas,” an official statement from the chief minister’s office (CMO) said.

 Sonowal assured the delegation that the government would very sincerely and in the right spirit consider all the demands to find a lasting solution to all issues