GUWAHATI, Sept 22 - The Loka Jagaran Mancha has strongly condemned what it said was organised violence resorted to by a section of illegal Bangladeshi encroachers in and around the Kaziranga National Park in protest against their eviction carried out lawfully by the Government of Assam as per direction of the Gauhati High Court.
It also appealed to the people of Assam to stand solidly behind the government in performing the �sacred� task of expelling all encroachers from the soil of Assam, covering grazing land, forestland and the sacred land of the sattras.
Explaining the genesis of the problem of invasion by East Bengali Muslims dating back to as early as the 80s of the 19th century throughout the British rule extending till today, senior journalist DN Chakravartty referred to the grand designs of the Muslim League ministry in the British days to convert Assam into a Muslim-majority province by bringing trainloads of Muslim occupants to occupy indiscriminately Assam�s forest and grazing lands.
He also drew a similarity of the present-day eviction done at Kaziranga with the days of 1946 when the Gopinath Bardoloi Ministry was engaged in eviction of East Bengali Muslims from lower and central Assam from March, 1946 to May, 1947 �when the national guards of the Muslim League under the leadership of rabid Muslim leader Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan alias Maulana Bhasani made an open challenge to the police and army of the Bardoloi Ministry�.
Chakravartty added that once again some professional agitators masquerading as peasant leaders had been inciting the foreign encroachers to grab Assam�s land.
Chakravartty said the Kaziranga incidents brought to the fore the �repetition of the shameful chapter of Assam�s history when traitors like Baduli Phukan, Laluksola Barphukan, Debera Barbaruah and Badan Barphukan challenged the sovereignty of Assam by siding with foreign invaders during the Ahom rule in Assam.�
President of Loka Jagaran Mancha, Dr Rohini Kumar Baruah, said what had been done in Kaziranga on Monday was completely under the direction of the High Court and there was no question of illegality in the entire episode.
Senior advocate Krishnakanta Mahanta said eviction operations should not be confined to Kaziranga alone, but all the encroachers throughout the State, including those on grazing land and land of the sattras must be evicted.