GUWAHATI: The All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) has warned the Assam government not to do politics over the ongoing eviction drive in the Sipajhar, Darrang. The party demanded the government to allot 6 bigha land to every evicted family in the area within 15 days and warned that it will take recourse to democratic protest if its demand is not fulfilled.
Earlier, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that the government would allot 6 bigha land to such evicted families who are actually landless as per the Land Policy. Terming that the Chief Minister's announcement is causal and lacks sincerity, the AIUDF said, "We are not convinced with the Chief Minister's stance. His approach is a casual one. However, we are satisfied that he appealed to the Chief Justice of the Gauhati High Court to form the judicial committee to probe the incident that happened in the Garukhuti during the eviction."
The Badaruddin Azmal-led party also said that a party's delegation would visit Garukhuti tomorrow to take a stock of the situation.
On September 23, police opened fire to quell angry protesters who allegedly attacked the security personnel with lathis and sharp weapons during an eviction drive carried out by the district administration in Garukhuti. Two people died in the police firings.
The incident rocked the entire country as a photographer jumped on a dead man.
On the other hand, the Assam police arrested two persons in Gorukhuti who were allegedly involved in instigating the crowd of protestors to indulge in violence. This arrest was made in connection to the Sipajhar eviction drive that turned into a clash between the police and the protestors.
The accused have been identified as San Mamood and Ashmat Ali. San Mamood is the President of Sonowa Village Panchayat while Ashmat Ali is the former President of Bojona Pathar village Panchayat.