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Home ministry team probing encroachment on Satra lands

A Union home ministry team is visiting the state to probe the allegations of Bangladeshi encroachment on a huge plot of land measuring around 7000 bighas which belong to 25 monasteries in the state. The high level team has already visited the Bardowa satra as part of its investigation.

According to information, the satra bodies have alleged, an area measuring more than 6000 bighas have been the living land of these immigrants. All Assam Satra Mahasabha, along with All Assam Students Union, Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad have been categorically demanding steps to check these encroachment but nothing has come out. The Union home ministry has sent a high level team to probe it. The team visited Bordowa satra on Saturday after it arrived in the state. It may be noted that the state has as many as 900 satras and the Bnagldeshi encroachments have been posing a serious threat for these 25 site of vaishnavite culture.
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