The Assam authorities on Friday advised the state Meeting that no plots of land within the state has been encroached upon by foreigners. The state’s Income and Catastrophe Administration Minister Jogen Mohan made the assertion in response to a query by Chief of Opposition Debabrata Saikia.

The response good points significance as Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s authorities has performed widespread eviction drives to clear plots of presidency land of alleged encroachers. A lot of those that had been evicted or have been requested to vacate the websites are Muslims who had earlier misplaced land in floods and because of erosion.

Throughout one in all these drives in October, two individuals have been killed in Dhalpur space of Sipajhar city of the state’s Darrang district after the Assam Police opened hearth on villagers protesting in opposition to the eviction.

In an affidavit filed in a case associated to this operation, the Assam authorities has submitted to the Gauhati Excessive Courtroom that 40% of the individuals evicted from Dhalpur have been “uncertain residents”.

In his reply to the Meeting on Friday, the minister mentioned that 43,01,335.043 bigha of land is below encroachment. A bigha is 0.25 hectare of land.

Minister Jogen Mohan mentioned that Nagaland has encroached 1,43,649 bighas of land whereas Meghalaya has encroached 4,850.68 bighas of Assam’s forest and income land. Mizoram has encroached 18,242.33 bighas of Assam’s forest land, whereas Arunachal Pradesh has encroached greater than 81,688.17 bighas.

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