Assam: Massive eviction drive underway in Sonitpur, Bengali Muslims at the receiving end (Maktoob Media)

The BJP government of Assam has given the green signal to a massive eviction drive in the Sonitpur district on Saturday to clear 330 acres of “encroached land.”

The drive will be carried out at No. 3 Chitalmari area in Barchalla assembly constituency, currently represented by BJP MLA Ganesh Kumar Limbu, along the northern bank of Brahmaputra River, according to The Sentinal.

The most number of families living here are Bengali-speaking Muslims, followed by Bengali Hindus and Gorkhas.

About 50 excavators have been pushed into action to demolish the houses and other structures.

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