NAGAON, Sept 7 � Following requests from several quarters, including the Satra Mahasabha, the district administration here recently carried out an eviction drive at Shantijan of Bordua, the birthplace of Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev.
The local unit of Hindu Yuba Chatra Parishad (HYCP) welcomed the eviction drive. Parishad president Brajen Kakati and general secretary Balen Baishya opined that in 2012, about 50 non- political organisations, including satradhikars, intellectuals and litterateurs under the leadership of the Hindu Yuba Chatra Parishad started an agitation christened �Save Bordua, Save Assam� from Bordua, and now the district administration has come forward in a positive manner.
They hoped that not only from Shantijan, but the encroachers must be evicted from Akashiganga too.
According to the HYCP, thousands of bighas of Satra land were encroached upon, namely Ramrai Satra of Dhubri (11 bighas), Simalabari Satra (195 bighas), Barpeta Satra (460 bighas), Kaljhar Satra (136 bighas), Haripur Satra (48 bighas), Patbaushi Satra (81 bighas), Bhabanipur Satra (117 bighas), Bahari Satra (190 bighas), Jania Satra (160 bighas), Dhupartal Satra (182 bighas), Kubaikata Satra (46 bighas), Patekibar Satra (78 bighas), Bordua Satra (1200 bighas), Balisatra (462 bighas), Rampur Satra (727 bighas), Salaguri Satra (240 bighas), Adi Alengi Satra (1,900 bighas), Bor Alengi Satra (105 bighas), Khatpar Satra (48 bighas), Chipaha Satra (34 bighas), Nikamul Satra (10 bighas), Bapupara Satra (110 bighas), Damudar Satra (46 bighas), Bishnupur Satra (161 bighas), Chamaria Satra (50 bighas), and Malaska Satra (48 bighas) respectively.
According to the HYCP, nearly 8,000 bighas of land in 935 Satras of the State at present have been encroached upon. They demanded freeing of such land from the clutches of the encroachers.