Assam CM responsible for extrajudicial killings of Bengali origin Muslims: Report
The cops used excessive force against displaced people in Assam’s Darrang and acted without direct provocation, causing deaths of two Muslims including a minor boy, and many injuries, according to a fact-finding report by the Association for Protection of Civil Rights (APCR).
A fact-finding team of APCR recently visited Dholpur area of Darang district in Assam which saw the forced eviction of hundreds of Bengali Muslims and open police firing last week…. The local residents contested the BJP government’s claim that they were given adequate warning…. Even though the people agreed to leave, the police got reinforcements and attacked the people who were evacuating their homes….
APCR, civil rights advocacy group, said that the eviction drive needs to be seen in a broader political context of the Assam government under Himanta Biswa Sarma using to pretext of removing “encroachment” to target the state’s Muslim minority. This is evident from the fact that since before the 2021 Assembly polls in Assam, Sarma’s politics has involved a deliberate process of alienating and ‘othering’ the state’s Bangla-speaking Muslims….