Eviction of Hindu families protested
People of Station Road area in Gaibandha municipality yesterday formed a human chain and brought out a procession protesting the eviction of houses and shops belonging to 12 Hindu families.
At the programme, the speakers said, 86 decimal land was owned by one Sushila Sundari under Gobindapur mouza. Twelve Hindu families had been residing on the land for over a century after paying taxes accordingly.
Although three cases had been pending with the judge court and High Court over the ownership of the land, one Ashraful Alam Nayan, on behalf of late Abbas Ali, claimed that the latter is the owner of 45 decimals of that land.
Nayan, without any prior information, went to the area yesterday morning and allegedly tried to evict the victims forcibly, which triggered the angry protest, locals said.
Later, they submitted a memorandum to the deputy commissioner and superintendent of police in the district.