Religious fanatic attackers get killed in Police firing in self-defence
9 Policemen seriously injured
Darang (Assam) – The Police squad that had gone to take action against encroachments at Dhaulpur in Darang District was attacked by thousands of religious fanatic agitators. The Police had to fire at them in self-defence, and Saddam Husain and Sheikh Farid died in this firing. In this violence, 9 Police have been injured and some of them are in serious condition. Among them is a Police Sub-Inspector Moniruddin, who has been seriously injured. It is stated that many of the attackers were armed.
’30,000 acres of land, ancient temple encroached, 10,000 people attacked police’: Assam govt orders judicial enquiry after eviction drive turns violenthttps://t.co/Ykpjms2SzJ
— OpIndia.com (@OpIndia_com) September 23, 2021
800 families, that became homeless due to the demolition of unauthorised structures, started agitation for their rehabilitation; during which they became aggressive and started pelting stones at the Police. They even had arms when the Police started firing.
Police started firing in self-defence – Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma
State Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the armed demonstrators attacked the Police with sharp weapons and stones, therefore, the Police had to start firing in self-defence. Despite this incident, the removal of encroachments will go on. Till now, 602 hectares of land has been freed of the encroachments. (Why were the rulers and Police so indifferent and did not take action against encroachments in time, but let the problem aggravate ? – Editor)
Eviction drive was initiated with an agreed principle…that landless will be provided 2 acres each as per land policy, representatives agreed. We expected no resistance but about 10,000 people gheraoed Assam Police, used violence, then police retaliated: Assam CM Himanta B Sarma pic.twitter.com/yZgdGpOnPp
— ANI (@ANI) September 24, 2021
Criticism by Rahul Gandhi
Congress MP Rahul Gandhi has ‘tweeted’ on this incident and said that Assam is currently singeing in the sponsored fires. I support the brothers and sisters of Assam. (Only due to the support of the Congress and Gandhi family to religious fanatic encroachers, have such encroachments have taken place and bourgeoned. – Editor)
This is the murderous mob of infiltrators and encroachers that the #Assam police had to deal with. This is why India needs a nationwide, watertight NRC. Nice job, @himantabiswa. pic.twitter.com/G5k6c5mlYH
— Abhijit Majumder (@abhijitmajumder) September 23, 2021
Encroachment on 30,000 acres of land
According to the sources, 30,000 acres of land has been occupied through encroachments. There is a 5,000 years old Shiva temple and cave on this land. Most of the people who have encroached on this land are religious fanatics. The Government gave instructions to the Administration to remove all encroachments and free the land. The religious fanatics have claimed that the Government had promised to rehabilitate the people while removing the encroachments.