Encroachments by illegal Bangladeshis in about 18 Satras in Assam
At a time when the whole state is reeling under the pressure of sending back illegal Bangladeshis and migrants from the state who have been staying here for a very long time, making Assam their permanent residential abode, an insider’s report have recently disclosed a sensational report where in a large scale encroachments by illegal Bangladeshi migrants have been taking place for quite a long period of time.
The Committee for Protection of Land Rights of Indigenous people of Assam recently released the report explaining the serious situation in their report.
The interim report of the committee, headed by former Chief Election Commissioner of India Hari Shankar Brahma, submitted to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on July 22 last highlights the threat the indigenous people of the state are facing.
Satras: New homes for illegal Bangladeshi migrants
In the report, Brahma mentioned that the Satras, which are torch-bearing institutions of Assamese culture and civilization, are now facing threats to their existence.
Brahma Committee selected 18 Satras for the description of the malady in general because of the special features which they depict in some way or the other.
The 18 Satras which are part of the Committee report are mentioned below:
- Satrasaal Satra (Dhubri)
- Barpeta Satra
- Paatbausi Satra
- Bohori Satra
- Jonia Satra
- Pirala Satra (Barpeta)
- Kobaikata Satra (Morigaon)
- Ali Pukhuri (Patekibori) Satra of Morigaon
- Bordowa Satra
- Bali Satra
- Rampur Satra
- Jorhat District: Satras of Majuli
- Gormur Satra
- Natun Kamalabari Satra
- Adi Elengi Satra (Lakhimpur)
- Bor Elengi Satra
- Basudev Thaan
- Madhupur Satra (Coochbehar, West Bengal)
The Satras mentioned above are in extremely sorry state or does not even exist. All these Satras have lost their existence and are now known mainly as areas inhabited by illegal Bangladeshis.