“There are specific rules for allotment of land in government forest areas. Those who have been given illegal land Patta should be canceled immediately. Not only that, it is absolutely inhumane that the district administration has taken the role of evicting eight minority families from Raiabari. Includes cruelty” CPIM State Secretary and MLA Jitendra Chowdhury has compared this incident of the government with brutality.
He made this complaint in a press conference. In a press conference held at Udaipur CPIM Gomati district office, MLA Jitendra Chowdhury alleged that the administration has illegally evicted the minority families of Raiabari area of Udaipur. This is not possible in any civilized society. This initiative can be taken by arranging alternative accommodation for those who have to be evicted.
He complained that those who are not living permanently in Raiabari area were given land patta. How it’s possible? It is out of law. Therefore, those who have been given illegal land patta should be canceled immediately. If not, there will be a larger movement in the state.
He said that after the BJP government came to power in the state, RSS forces have taken the initiative to build Hindutvaism unilaterally. They want dividation in the state of Tripura between minorities and others. RSS has sown the seeds of this divisiveness.
He gave information and said that there was communal trouble in Raiabari in 1998-99. After that, the then Left Front government in Rayabari provided various facilities including roads and drinking water to live permanently. They are given ration cards.
Jiten Chowdhury said, eight families of the Muslim Pada in Rayabari are surrounded by a large police force and the police inhumanely forced the women and children of the family out of the house, used dozers and smashed the house along with the furniture to the ground. This Muslim village is under the Joint Committee of Reserve Forest, Government of India.
These homeless landless families have been living in this village for a long time. The government served them an eviction notice pending trial in the court. The villagers filed a court case against the eviction notice. How did the government evict them from their homes during the pendency of the case, asked Chowdhury.
CPIM state secretary Jitendra Chowdhury strongly condemned the BJP-led state government. He demands the resettlement of these families of minority community of Rayabari. He also demanded compensation for them.