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Locals of Sipajhar send SOS to Governor

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  21 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Jan 20: Under threat from suspected Bangladeshi encroachers, the local people of Kuruwa and Khalihoi of Sipajhar areas staged a dhar near Raj Bhawan in Guwahati on Saturday demanding his immediate intervention into their plight to save them.

Around 70,000 suspected people of Bangladesh origin encroached upon around 77,420 bighas of grazing lands at Sipajhar adjacent Kuruwa in Darrang districts. The local people alleged that with their demand for eviction of the encroachers becoming louder the encroachers created a reign of threat on the local populace, not allowing them to cultivate their lands in the area and not allowing them to harvest crops. A statement issued to the press on Saturday by the local people of Kuruwa, Prabbajan Virodhi Mancha, Sangrami Satirtha Sanmilan and Dakshin-Pashim Goal Santha said: “We want immediate police protection from the encroachers who don’t allow us to cut our crops and to graze our cattle on the land. Instead of taking any eviction drive as eyewash as done in the past, we want sincere eviction drives in the area to make 77,420 bighas of land free from encroachers.” The protesters sent a memorandum to the Governor seeking his intervention into their plight to save them from suspected Bangladeshi encroachers.

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