Guwahati/New Delhi: Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that Assam will file a review petition on Supreme Court’s order directing the state government to go for eviction of persons whose claims under the Scheduled Tribe and Other Forest dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act 2006 or the Forests Rights Act (FRA) were rejected by the state forest department.
“Assam is going to file review without any delay. We all are committed to protest and preserve and right for our tribal brothers and sisters,” Tweeted Sarma.
More than 27,000 forest dwellers face eviction in Assam following the Supreme Court’s order after their claims under FRA were rejected by the forest department.
Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah has spoken to all the chief ministers of BJP ruled states in the situation arising out of Supreme Court’s order on the eviction of Tribals living in Forest Areas. “The states will be soon filing review petition and care will be taken to safeguard the rights of our tribals and prevent eviction.” Shah wrote on Twitter.