In Assam, All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) has requested an investigation into the eviction of 45 homes in Guwahati's Gorchuk region. On January 31, at least 45 Bodo households were evicted from Nalapara in Gorchuk, Guwahati, 'without prior warning.'
ABSU president Dipen Boro wrote in a letter, "The families of the Nalapara have been residing there for many years." The site was provided by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) called the "Regional Centre for Human Resource Development." Unfortunately, on January 31, 2022, the forest department damaged their homes, causing damage to their property and attempting to expel them from the area.
"The reality is that there are a big number of new houses in the surrounding region of various illegal migrants, but the department has not expelled them." "It is an outright insult to the son of the soil and indigenous tribal people," Boro added.
According to the ABSU, the eviction effort was carried out by the forest department on the orders of certain incompetent officials. "We also seek rehabilitation of the evicted households in the same location, as well as land pattas and compensation," the letter continued.