GUWAHATI, July 9 � The Bharatiya Janata Party, Guwahati City District Committee on Wednesday sought the intervention of the Governor of Assam to resolve the issue of artificial flooding in the capital city in a scientific manner respecting the basic human rights of every citizen. The Committee submitted a memorandum to the Governor insisting that the problem of artificial flooding needs to be tackled with an impartial approach.
The Committee, referring to the ongoing eviction drive in the city by the administration, regretted that there was wide spread irregularities perpetrated by the authorities and demanded a progressive land policy that will secure the interests of the indigenous communities.
�We call upon the authorities to stop eviction of the local people without a land policy and demand upon the government to provide alternative accommodation to the indigenous people who have been evicted,� insisted the Committee pointing out that the high rises of powerful individuals and groups have been spared the axe by the authorities that reflected the biased stand of the authorities.
The Committee said that if the interest of the gateway to the North East is the prime concern for the authorities, it should not spare even the powerful who have blatantly violated the norms.
�The eviction drive should not be politically motivated. The government is totally responsible for encroachment in the hills and we ask of the government to desist from eviction drive unless an alternative arrangement is made,� said the Committee.