Congress Government allots Ashram land to Muslims in Assam

via HK published on October 29, 2009

Assam:Congress government in Assam had granted tenancy agreement to Muslims on the land belonging to Hindu Monks.Land belonging to Pidala  Sattra at Bahari in Barpeta district is handed over to muslims.

Hindu Monks in Assam live in satras under a satradhikar. These Monks are celibate.The satras are not merely Hindu institutions but  play cultural and historical roles in society. A dance form that was initiated by Srimanta Sankardeva and later developed within the sattras, and  thus called Satriya dance, is one of the eight classical dance forms in India.

Sattra land is meant exclusively for religious purposes and there cannot be any consideration other than maintenance of the sattras with the income of such land. Such land should be entirely left to the sattras, told Chairman of the Indian Art History Congress Prof R D Choudhury to Assam Tribune

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