by Bhupen Goswami
GUWAHATI : Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma reacted to the violence during the removal of encroachments at Sipzar in Darang district of Assam on Thursday. He said the drive to remove encroachments in Sipazar and across Assam will continue, Sarma said, “We have to continue it. We cannot allot 30-40 acres of land without aadhaar, where will the rest go? But, yes, I will talk to them once again.
The Chief Minister further said that it is not important to involve police in removing people from one place, but dialogue also helps. Chief Minister Sarma said discussions were being held for four months for the campaign. A Congress delegation had met me and agreed to allot land to people who do not have any land.We have to make productive use of 27,000 acres of land. The chief minister further said that there was a temple there but it was also encroached upon. Also a video of the incident surfaced on social media. In this video, a cameraman is seen bouncing and kicking the body of a man killed during this time. On this, Chief Minister Sarma said that we will look into how the cameraman reached the spot and why he tried to dominate a certain person.
Tell me that the said cameraman has been arrested. Sarma said you cannot defame the government with a video. On the other hand, district magistrate Prabhati Thaosen has imposed Section 144 of CrPC in Dhalpur area of Sipazar Revenue Division under Darang district following clashes between police locals in assam eviction drive at Sipazar in Assam.In the order, the District Collector said that there is every possibility of breach of public peace as per the prevailing situation in Village No.1 Dhalpur, No.2 Dhalpur and No.3 Dhalpur and adjoining areas of Sipazar police station area of Darang. As per the order, blockade has been prohibited in any procession/demonstration/public route. There is also a ban on gathering of five or more persons in public places without the permission of the concerned authority. To prevent breach of public peace and peace, the administration also prohibits processions/meetings/protest meetings/dharna/rallies which may create communal tension.