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Assam: Houses of 11 families demolished to clear encroachment on govt land

Tezpur (Assam), October 31: Houses of 11 families were demolished in Assam’s Sonitpur district on Tuesday as part of an eviction drive to clear alleged encroachment on government land, officials said. Several other families in the area had already relocated to an alternative place provided by the district administration, they said. The eviction drive was undertaken in the Porua area of Tezpur since morning, with civil and police personnel pressed into action. An official overseeing the process said there were 66 families on the government land in the area. “We...
North East

Eviction drive to clear forest land of encroachment in Assam’s Lumding

Hojai, November 8: The Assam government Monday launched a two-day eviction drive to remove illegal settlers from Lumding reserve forest in Hojai district in compliance with a Gauhati High Court order, officials said.This comes a month and a half after an anti-encroachment exercise in the Gorukhuti area of Darrang district in which two people were killed and over 20 injured. The eviction drive was peaceful on Monday as most of the people had left the place in the last few days following counselling by the district administration about the high...
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