OF RESERVED FORESTS
Proclamation by Forest Settlement officer
6. When a notification has been issued under section 4, the Forest Settlement-officer shall publish in [Bengali] in every town and village in the neighbourhood of the land comprised therein, a proclamation-
(a) Specifying, as nearly as possible, the situation and limits of the proposed forest;
(b) explaining the consequences which, as hereinafter provided, will ensue on the reservation of such forest; and
(c) fixing a period of not less than three months [and not more than four months] from the date of such proclamation, and requiring every person claiming any right mentioned in section 4 or section 5 within such period either to present to the Forest Settlement-officer a written notice specifying or to appear before him and state, the nature of such right and the amount particulars of the compensation (if any) claimed in respect thereof.
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