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Journos endorse eviction

 The eviction drive is a step in turn direction if it really tends to clear the hills and wetlands in Guwahati. Those demanding settlements in the hilltops can not escape the responsibility for the paralyzing waterlogging in the city. These were more or less of what senior journalists based in Guwahati said on Wednesday.

Participating in a discussion organized by the Journalists Union of Assam (JUA) at the Guwahati Press Club, speakers after speakers endorsed the drive to evict the illegal settlers in Bharalu and hill tops saying that the action is too late. But they said that there is still a ray of hope.

In his brief speech senior journalist Ajit Patowary said that the practice of critising the authority citing the failure to curb the menace needs to be stopped. People of all ranks should be aware of the impending danger.

Patowary further said those who have land in the rural areas have been struggling as landless lots to get government land allocated even in the hills areas. That’s the big problem confronting the entire city these days.

Ashim Chatterjee along with Rupam Baruah, Ranen Kumar Goswami, Hitendra Nath Mahanta were prominent among those who participated in the discussion.  Most of the speakers urged the authorities to clear the Bharalu, Bahini, Mora Bharalu, Basistha from the encroachers to help the city get rid of waterlogging and landslide that have been wreaking havoc in the premier eastern India city.

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