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Rationalizing Ethnic Cleansing In Assam

by iamcadmin on November 8, 2014

The Indian State of Assam has witnessed mass violence against minorities, particularly Muslims several times in the last few decades. The area known as Bodo Territorial Administered Districts (BTAD), as well as surrounding areas in western Assam is inhabited by Muslims as well as Bodo tribals. Ethnic rivalry between these two communities has been the primary cause of mass violence against the Muslim citizens of Assam, resulting in hundreds of deaths and the displacement of over half a million inhabitants of the state.
The right to life and security, a fundamental human right guaranteed by the Indian Constitution, has been denied to countless people of Assam, due to the failure of the state polity and law enforcement to protect the Muslim citizens of the state. In many instances, the complicity of the Relief measures have been remarkably insufficient to deal with the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis, and devoid of the need to protect the dignity of the victims.
This report covers the wider context behind the violence in Assam and the motives behind the persecution of the state’s Muslim population. It also explores the mechanisms of such persecution, including the false characterization of Muslims in western Assam as “illegal immigrants” from Bangladesh. Such mischaracterization has been disseminated systematically in order to whip up sectarian tensions, often times with the complicity of sections the media.

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  1. Muslim youths: India’s most wanted!: Introduction to the series but also analysis piece that covers many cases of harassment of India’s youth mentions UP and Delhi cases.
  2.  Justice denied, now waiting for judgment: Sheikh Hashim Ali’s 13 years’ incarceration: Andhra Pradesh. Covers cases in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka of Hashim Ali who has spent 13 years.  Highlights bias in the legal system.
  3. Journalist Mutti-ur-Rehman takes on the media for their biased reporting:  Karnataka, interview with the victim. Highlights media bias while covering terror stories.
  4.  NIA cleared me of all charges but that terror arrest still haunts my life: Syed Yusuf Nalaband: Karnataka. on the life immediately after the terror acquittal.
  5.  Dr. Ibrahim Ali Junaid healing his own terror tag: Andhra Pradesh. A story of healing and trying to reconstruct life after getting acquitted of terrorism charges.
  6. Terror tale from WB: West Bengal. 2 Muslim youths languishing in jail without chargesheet for 5 years: West Bengal. This story highlights how police frames innocents.
  7. Men in black who stood by the Constitution and justice: Multiple states, positive and inspiring stories of lawyers who stood for justice at a personal cost to them and their families.
  8. JUH and APCR: Two different tracks which responded to the call of justice: Maharashtra, Karnataka. Another positive story of two organizations who are working to provide support to victims of police terror.


The case that never was: The ‘SIMI’ trial of Jaipur

April 13, 2012

A report by jamia teachers’ solidarity association This is report on the SIMI trial in Jaipur, where all the accused were acquitted because not a shred of evidence could be found against them.

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Report: Indian Americans demand justice for Gujarat victims through candle-light vigils in several cities across the US

March 10, 2012

Saturday, March 10, 2012 The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC –, an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, observed the tenth anniversary of the horrific carnage in Gujarat through candle-light vigils held in several cities across the US, as well as an online candle-light vigil on Facebook: The objective […]

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Massive Republic Day Celebrations Organized by Indian Muslims in the US

February 1, 2012

Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC –, an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s pluralist and tolerant ethos, organized massive celebrations across the US to commemorate India’s 63rd Republic Day. IAMC’s chapters across the nation celebrated the day India’s Constitution came into effect, marking the birth of a modern, secular and democratic Republic. This year’s […]

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A Report on Harassment of Whistle Blowers and Social Activists

December 4, 2011

In a deeply troubling trend led by Gujarat state, civil servants and police officers who speak out against complicity of state administration officials in violence against Muslim minorities are subjected to harsh and vindictive actions aimed at suppressing dissent and discouraging such whistle blowers. The following cases illustrate the harassment of such whistle blowers — […]

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Indian American Muslim Council celebrates Republic Day across the United States

February 4, 2011

Sunday, February 2, 2011 Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC –, an advocacy group dedicated to safeguarding India’s tolerant and pluralist ethos, held Republic Day celebrations across its various chapters in the United States. The emphasis of the Republic Day celebrations was to spread awareness within the Indian Diaspora on how the Indian constitution brings […]

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A Report on the State of Urdu Literacy in India, 2010

January 19, 2011

A Report on the State of Urdu Literacy in India, 2010 By Dr.Omar Khalidi, October 2010 What is the status of Urdu literacy in India at the turn of the twenty first century as gauged through school education? Or how many students in primary schools in various states of India are studying through Urdu as […]

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Excerpts from the ATS chargesheet in Malegaon case

December 24, 2010

With this issue, we start to serialise selections from the chargesheet filed by the ATS Maharashtra in the Malegaon Blast Case of 2008. Here is a translation from Marathi of evidence no. 79: – Aug, 2007 (the name of witness is omitted in the original): Swami (Sudhakar Dwivedi alias Amritanand Devteerth) asked me to attend […]

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National People’s Tribunal Report on violence against Christians in Kandhamal, Orissa

August 26, 2010

In August 2008 radical Hindutva groups unleashed an orgy of violence against the Indian Dalit Christians and Adivasis in Kandhamal district of Orissa state in India. Included below is the report of the National People’s Tribunal which included several prominent activists and headed by Mr. A.P. Shah, former Chief Justice of the Delhi High Court. […]

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