In a large scale eviction drive in the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary in Guwahati that started on November 27, more than 400 families were evicted by police and Forest Department officials.
The drive has garnered a lot of reactions from all sections of the Assamese society.
Local rights activists have alleged that about 15 people were injured during the eviction drive as police resorted to firing of rubber bullets and tear gas shells.
The eviction order was issued by Gauhati High Court during a suo motu public interest litigation (PIL) in 2013.
Currently, the Gauhati High Court has ordered a temporary stay on the eviction drive.
Meanwhile, this is how some people chose to react on twitter on the issue:
While Assam is burning over Amsang eviction and NRC, a popular TV channel behaved as if all problems solved. At 8 PM, others had shows on Amsang and NRC, it had fraud Pankaj Pathak at its studio
— atanu bhuyan (@atanubhuyan) November 29, 2017
Govt can use money in NAMAMI but not offer a house to the people of #Amsang.
— Champak Bora (@Champbalive) November 28, 2017
Thank you Ajmal seth for addressing this issue. All other parties have ignored this grave atrocities that BJP and @sarbanandsonwal led state govt has inflicted upon the assamese people of #Amsang https://t.co/oneT0OlNQB
— RedApeirogon (@AnibasNimsay) November 29, 2017
How the illegal encroachers today disturbed the eviction process in Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary near Guwahati Assam. Painful to see the broken homes. But it's call of the hour to save our forests. pic.twitter.com/H4LSa6qQlt
— NANDAN PRATIM 🇮🇳 (@NANDANPRATIM) November 27, 2017
It's total inhuman gesture government showed in #AmchangEviction. It seems to be that India is bending down towards the dictatorship instead of Democracy.
— Abhishek Guha (@Abhishek9706) November 29, 2017
It takes years to build a house and they did not take seconds to demolish the dreams of people living in Amsang Forest.Its been 20 to 25 years of their stay and now all of a sudden the Amsang people are being evicted.WHAT CRUELTY!
— Roshni Hassan (@rosh_a_rosh) November 28, 2017