24th September 2021
Welfare Party of India strongly condemned the gruesome eviction drive undertaken during the Pandemic in the Assam’s Darrang district and held Chief Minister of Assam Hemanta Biswa Sarma accountable and demanded his immediate resignation.
National President of Welfare Party of India Dr SQR Ilyas strongly criticised the barbaric and inhuman act adopted during the forceful eviction drive of the minorities in the Darrang district of Assam is an oppressive move by the BJP government.
He said the incident is highly deplorable and is a state sponsored terror and called it an attempt for ethnic cleansing of Bengali Muslims in a free democratic country.
He said that the Assam’s state government’s call for judicial probe into the circumstances leading to the death of two persons and injuries to several others, including policemen, in the clashes between police and protestors during an eviction drive in Darrang district is an attempt to misguide and demanded that a suo-moto case be registered against the Assam government’s highhandedness.
He said the eviction drive in the Dhalpur Village under Sipajhar revenue circle where thousands of settlers were evicted from 77000 bigas of government land, were not illegal immigrants but were displaced citizens and victims of the annual floods who were not rehabilitated by the government in the first place and were further subjected to this inhuman eviction and called it a gross violation of human rights under Article 21 of the constitution.
He pointed out that any decree of eviction/disposition or demolition passed by any authority during the prevailing pandemic situation should remain in abeyance to any specific orders and called the eviction as violation of it.
Dr Ilyas implored the citizens of the nation to stand up against this oppression and demanded compensation to the next to kin of those killed & injured and demanded strict action against the erring police and severe punishment to Bijoy Shankar Bonia,professional photographer hired by the Darrang district administration to document the eviction, who was seen on camera assaulting the victim of police firing.
He further demanded all those evicted should be immediately rehabilated.