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SGBG demands humane approach to eviction

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 8 � Voluntary organisation Save Guwahati Build Guwahati (SGBG) today demanded a humane approach in evicting the encroachers from the city water bodies.

In a statement here, the voluntary organisation said that it fully supports eviction of those who have encroached upon the city water bodies. But considering the condition of the poor people, who have been evicted, the authorities should provide temporary shelters to them.

Moreover, to prevent further encroachment on the city water bodies, hills, forests and Government land, strict measures should be adopted with exemplary punishment to those officials, who facilitate encroachment and legalise allotment and settlement on such categories of land.

The authorities should also adopt a firm line to de-notify the settlement orders issued to certain business houses, public and private institutions and influential people on such categories of land without delay.

If this is not done, then the adverse public opinion, which is growing against the ongoing eviction drives will continue to grow and some fortune-seeking �politicians� will use it to derive political mileage, said the voluntary organisation.

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