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Women stage semi-nude protest against eviction drive in Guwahati

Guwahati, September 1: Women staged a semi-nude protest in Assam's largest city Guwahati against an eviction drive in Silsako Beel (lake) area on Friday, as excavators ravaged to the ground several houses to clear alleged encroached land of the wetland. As police and civil administration reached the area to carry out the eviction, local people came out in protest. Initially raising slogans against the government and trying to prevent the police personnel from entering the area, two women protestors disrobed themselves. As the two stripped down to their undergarments, policewomen...
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Eviction drive in Assam’s Orang National Park to clear animal corridor

Tezpur (Assam), May 28: A four-day-long eviction drive to clear an “encroached” animal corridor in Assam’s Orang National Park was launched by the government on Sunday amid heavy security, a senior official said. The operation will be carried out in Sonitpur district for the first two days while the exercise will be conducted for the remaining two days in Darrang district. The Orang National Park is spread over an area of 89 sq km in Sonitpur and Darrang districts and the eviction exercise is being carried out to clear “encroached”...
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Eviction drive to clear 500 hectares of forest land in Assam’s Lakhimpur: Officials

Lakhimpur, January 8: An eviction drive to clear over 500 hectares of forest land in Assam’s Lakhimpur district, affecting nearly 100 families, will be undertaken by the administration on Tuesday, officials said. A mock drill by security forces for the eviction drive was conducted on Sunday, they said. Out of 2,560.25 hectares of Pava reserved forest, only 29 hectares are currently free of any encroachment. In the first phase, 500 hectares in Adhasona and Mohaghuli villages will be cleared in the January 10 exercise, the officials said. The Himanta Biswa...
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Eviction drive in Guwahati to make it flood-free: Minister

Guwahati, January 6: An eviction drive to clear encroachments along drains and rivers in Guwahati will be launched soon to make the city flood free, a minister said on Friday. The drive will be carried out as part of ‘Mission flood free Guwahati’, under which de-siltation of drains and rivers in the city has already commenced, Assam Urban Affairs Minister Ashok Singhal said. Talking to reporters after a review meeting of the initiative, Singhal said, “We have planned eviction in many places in Guwahati where drains and rivers have been...
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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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Human rights violated during Assam eviction drive: Human rights panel

Guwahati, October 1: The Assam Human Rights Commission has held a prima facie case exists of alleged human rights violation during the recent eviction drive at Gorukhuti in Darrang district to take cognisance of the matter for inquiry. However, before taking cognisance, the panel has asked the state's home department to inform whether an inquiry commission has been constituted to probe the incidents.Taking up a complaint filed by Leader of the Opposition Debabrata Saikia, the Commission said in its order on Thursday, “After perusing the aforesaid letter a prima facie...
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