JMM stages protest against meddling in Indian Forest Act

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JMM stages protest against meddling in Indian Forest Act

Tuesday, 23 July 2019 | Mrituanjay Kumar | Ranchi

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) on Monday held a protest near Raj Bhavan against the Government’s proposed amendment in Forest Right Act, 1927 and the party staged a daylong Dharna and submitted memorandum to President of India through the Governor in support of its demand.

Almost all MLAs of the party were present during the protest. A delegation of senior party leaders alongwith JMM MLAs met Governor Droupadi Murmu and submitted the memorandum.

Leading the huge crowd gathered near Governor House, JMM Executive president and former CM, Hemant Soren said that it is a planned conspiracy of the government to remove people living in forest area and the party will not tolerate it as it is fighting for the rights of people living in forest since a long time.

“People living in forest area will go where if the government will remove them from forest. They have their own culture which is one of the primitive cultures of Jharkhand. The Government is trying to take rights of forest dwellers with a planned conspiracy to wipe out from the forest but the party is strongly condemning it and it will fight against the step of the Government. The party submitted a memorandum to President of India through the Governor that it is first and foremost rights of forest dwellers to live in forest so they should not be debar form their rights. All the party MLA along with senior leaders participated in the protest,” said Soren.

Hitting hard on the Chief Minister, the JMM executive president said that he came to the State with stick and carry bag for earning but he started drive off local people with the stick.

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