Ground Report | New Delhi: Evicted families of Assam’s Dhalpur; A citizens’ committee published a report on the eviction campaign in Dhalpur, Assam on Thursday and claimed that there were no illegal aliens among those evicted. An independent study into the incident has found that the evicted families were not illegal immigrants or land grabbers, as alleged by the state government led by the BJP.
The report entitled “Dhalpur: The Truth Behind” was prepared by two organizations, Center for Minority Studies, Research and Development, and Assam & BTAD Citizen Rights Forum stated that the eviction campaign was carried out with the intention of polarizing religion before the chose.
The BJP ruling responded to the report saying that CMSRD should approach the court if it has problems with the eviction campaign.
On September 23, two civilians were killed in clashes between evicted families and the police, and 18 other people, including police officers, were injured during the eviction campaign. The state government had evicted the area to make way for an agricultural project for the indigenous people.
The government had alleged that the evictees, including Bengali-speaking Muslims, are illegal immigrants who had forcibly occupied government lands as well as indigenous peoples’ lands and also settled on grazing lands. (Evicted families of Assam’s Dhalpur)
The team that was formed with journalist and human rights activist Zamser Ali on behalf of the Center for Minority Studies, Research and Development said they had documentary evidence to corroborate the findings, reports NDTV. “We hope this report will help uncover the reality of Dhalpur, as well as the false and false propaganda of the Sangh Pariwar and the current BJP-led Assam government,” Ali told the news channel.
“The police, without trying to normalize the situation, opened fire on the residents. This unjustified and unjustified police shooting took two lives at the scene. Forty-three people were injured, including 10 received gunshot wounds. On the other side 14 police officers were injured during this operation, ”the report reads.
During their 15-day stay in the area, the team gathered all the necessary documents from 960 families who were evicted by personally communicating with the head of each family. Families who had moved out of their homes were left out of the survey. The team has compiled and compiled information from 21 categories along with supporting documents into the report.
The report further stated: “The police, without trying to normalize the situation, opened fire on the villagers. This unjustified and unjustified police shooting claimed two lives at the scene. Forty-three people were injured, including 10 received gunshot wounds. On the other hand, 14 policemen were injured during this operation”.