GUWAHATI: AIUDF chief and Lok Sabha MP Badruddin Ajmal on Monday appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind to immediately stop the evictions at Dholpur in Assam’s Darrang district that led to a bloody clash between farmers and police last month, in which two people died. Including a 12-year-old child.
Expressing concern that the eviction drive could lead to social instability in Assam, Ajmal in a memorandum to President Kovind sought the rehabilitation of those and those killed in police firing following the violence that followed the eviction drive on September 23 and They also demanded compensation for the injured.
Several other political parties including Congress and CPI(M) have also demanded an end to this campaign.
Ajmal, who termed the evictions as inhumane, also appealed that people who have been hit by land erosion due to the Brahmaputra river spillage be given an IDP (Internal Displaced Person) certificate and a high-level judicial inquiry be conducted. in the firing incident.
The AIUDF leader said the evicted people are Indian citizens and have all necessary documents in support of their citizenship, accusing the BJP-led government of Assam of “targeting the linguistic minority community”.