GUWAHATI, June 11 � The State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) has made an appeal to the State to free the about 7,000 bighas of sattra land from encroachment.
In a statement here today, the State unit of the BJYM has also called for steps to initiate expeditious measures for extending adequate financial assistance to the sattra institutions of the State.
It needs mention here that the BJYM State unit had taken out a foot march in February last and the participants of the march traversed about 580 kms to reach Bardowa from Sarbhog in Barpeta district with an aim to generate awareness among the people on the issue.
The State unit of the BJYM has welcomed the recent announcement made by Minister of the Assam Accord Implementation Department Himanta Biswa Sarma at Barpeta that steps would be taken to free the sattra land from encroachment.
The State BJYM has alleged that doubtful citizens have been encroaching upon the sattra land and it has asserted that only through a massive united action, sattra land could be freed from the encroachers.
It has also alleged that the Congress-led Government in the State is trying to divide the people on the issue of the Assam Accord. This has come to fore with the statement made by Congress legislator Abdul Muhib Mazumdar in the State Assembly on the issue. Mazumdar allegedly stated that the Assam Accord has lost relevance these days, said the State BJYM.
It has also demanded steps to discipline the private sector schools. These schools have been fleecing the guardians by raising their tuition fees every year. Again, some of the private sector educational institutions have been operating from the rented houses and after collecting huge sums of money from the guardians their owners flee the State at opportune moments, said the State BJYM.
The BJYM State unit has also alleged that the citizens of doubtful nature have been purchasing land in various residential areas of Guwahati. The State Government should take firm actions to prevent such deals, it said.
It has opposed the selective manner in which the State Government is trying to free Government land from encroachment. The State Government is trying to evict the indigenous people only in such exercises, alleged the State BJYM.