Guwahati, Sep 1: Women staged a semi-nude protest against the Guwahati Muncipal Development Authority(GMDA) eviction drive at Silsako in Guwahati on Friday.
Protests have erupted in response to the administration’s eviction efforts, leading to clashes between protestors and law enforcement authorities.
While officials said that they had given prior notice to the people to evict the site, the residents claimed that they had nowhere to go and the government had not arranged any alternative options for them.
The women from the protesting community resorted to tearing their own clothes as a symbolic act of resistance against the alleged eviction, expressing their determination to stay in their homes at any cost.
The police tried to disperse the crowd, but the women refused to budge.
“For many years, we are living here. We have constructed our house and we have electricity. Now, government has been evicting us from our house then where we will go,” said a senior resident of Silsako.
Around 100 of women protesters come out from their residence in protest against the eviction drive.
A woman protester said, “Today, some of our womens staged half naked protest. We are protesting for last six months nobody is listening. The government should killed us with bullets. We are fighting us our rights and amenities but the dictator government led by Himanta Biswa Sarma crushing,”.
In February of this year, the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) initiated the eviction drive at Silsako Beel, a protected wetland in Guwahati, Assam, resulting in the demolition of nearly 250 “illegally constructed” houses, with more demolitions expected.
It may be mentioned that earlier a magisterial probe was ordered into the “eviction drive” at Silsako Beel in Guwahati, Assam.
This magisterial probe into the “eviction drive” at Silsako Beel in Guwahati was ordered by the Kamrup-Metro district administration following a directive from the Assam Human Rights Commission (AHRC).
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