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12-hour Assam bandh called on Wednesday against eviction drive in Amchang WL area

 

GUWAHATI: Even as the massive eviction drive launched by Kamrup district administration and forest department at Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary near Guwahati as per the order of Gauhati High Court, has evoked sharp reaction from various quarters in the state, the Coordination Committee of Tribal Organisations in Assam (CCTOA) has called for a 12-hour dawn-dust bandh in Assam on Wednesday in protest against the eviction and demanding rehabilitation of hapless evicted people.

The Opposition Congress part too has called for a public protest in the city on Wednesday to protest the atrocities committed on people by the administration while carrying out eviction drive in Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary.

Kamrup district administration has informed that so far total 734 numbers of permanent, semi-permanent and temporary structures had been demolished inside the wildlife sanctuary during the eviction drive that started on Tuesday.  Total 324 such structures were demolished on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the administration to rehabilitate those evicted families who were compelled to settle down at Amchang Wildlife sanctuary area after being rendered homeless by flood in Majuli, Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.

(EoM)

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