Guwahati: AIUDF chief and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal on Monday urged President Ram Nath Kovind to stop eviction at Darrang district in Assam.
Earlier on September 23, the area saw violent clashes between farmers and police which led to the death of two people, including a 12-year-old, and injured over 20.
Ajmal in a memorandum to the President sought rehabilitation for those already evicted and compensation for those killed and injured in the police firing.
He also expressed his concern that the eviction drive may cause social inability in Assam. Ajmal accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in the state of targeting the linguistic minority community.
“They are the Indian citizens and they have all the necessary documents in support of their citizenship. But the government of Assam has targeted the linguistic minority community among the landless and eroded people for eviction from the riverine (char) area land and other unused government lands without any alternative arrangement for their rehabilitation,” the letter read.
The AIUDF chief described the eviction as “inhuman” and appealed that an internally displaced person (IDP) certificate be given to those who were hit by the erosion of land by shifting course of the Brahmaputra River and a high-level judicial inquiry into the firing incident.
“I, therefore, request you to kindly intervene into the matter on the humanitarian ground and give necessary instructions to the government of Assam,” Ajmal concluded.
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