Assam government has met with mixed reaction over their eviction drive in Kaziranga. Now in all probability, they will be carrying out a similar drive in Mayong, Morigaon district. This has been recently announced by State Health and Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. He said, ‘The government demolished 331 houses at three villages in Kaziranga on Monday. It will carry out a similar drive in Mayong soon.’
Mayong villagers given sufficient time
Sarma added that the illegal settlers here did not vacate even after the government had given them sufficient time. ‘We’ve given them enough time but they are still not moving away’ he said. Supreme Court lawyer Upamanyu Hazarika, who is also a leader of an anti-infiltration group, had claimed that over 300 Bangladeshis settled in a village here over the past two years.
Hazarika said, ‘For them, solar lights have been installed. They are beneficiaries of amenities that are not even available to the locals.’
Tags: North East India, Assam, Kaziranga, Mayong, Morigaon, Himanta Biswa Sarma