The Coordination Committee of Tribal Organisations in Assam (CCTOA) has called for a 12-hour Assam Bandh on Wednesday in protest against the eviction drive in Amchang wildlife sanctuary, demanding rehabilitation of evicted people.
Today evicted people took out a Torch rally in protest against the eviction drive and demanded immediately stop of the drive.
Kamrup district administration and forest department launched the eviction drive Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary as per the order of Gauhati High Court.
Till now more than 700 houses of encroachers were demolished by the eviction party using elephants and escorted by over 3000 jawans of Assam Police. The High Court has asked the Kamrup District Administration to clear the wildlife sanctuary of encroachers by November 30.
Meanwhile, Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal has directed the administration to rehabilitate those evicted families who were compelled to settle down at Amchang Wildlife sanctuary area after being rendered homeless by flood in Majuli, Dhemaji and Lakhimpur districts.