'Amra Bangali' seeks CM's intervention over ensuring security to farmers along Indo-Bangla border
By Our Correspondent, 24/08/2021, Agartala

The ‘Amra Bangali’ a body of a Bengali community on Tuesday demanded for adequate security for the farmers along the India-Bangladesh bordering area of the state and sought the intervention of Chief Minister and DM of West Tripura district to fulfil their demand.   

The ‘Amra Bangali’ expressed concern over the inadequate security arrangements along the bordering areas and tabled their six-point charter of demands with the DM, West on Tuesday.

Their demands included to ensure that the border guards do not allow the people of the neighboring countries to harvest the crops produced by the farmers, to provide fair prices to the farmers for their crops, to bring the agricultural land of the farmers along the bordering area or inside the fencing under agricultural insurance scheme, to provide financial assistance of Rs. 8,000 per month till December next for the families along the bordering areas affected due to the lockdown period.

Amara Bengali state secretary Gouranga Rudra Pal viewed that due to inadequate security arrangements the farmers residing along the bordering areas of the state are deprived at large as the people from other side were often found uprooting the farmers production in the Indian territory of the state. In addition to this due to non-cooperation and obstruction by the border guards, the farmers are not been able to cultivate their land on time, he said.

Meanwhile, he also alleged that due to the free movement of extremists along the unfenced bordering areas, the lives of the people are left unsecured. The issue had been discussed with the border and police authorities many times but no solution was brought, he said.