Friday, April 12, 2024

Topic: Assam Muslims

Assam eviction: 500 families, mostly Bengali speaking Muslims, go homeless

In Assam's Lakhimpur district, the Himanta Biswa Sarma-led government has evicted around 500 families, alleging that they have encroached on forest land. Most of those who were forcibly evicted are Bengali-speaking Muslims who live on the 10,000 acres that are part of the Pabha Reserve Forest.

Assam Police killed 51 people in 13 months, 22 were Muslims

Since May 2021, soon after BJP’s Himanta Biswa Sarma took over as chief minister of Assam, 161 incidents of police action took place across Assam resulting in the death of 51 people and injuries to 139 others, informed Gauhati High Court.

Splitting up Muslims? Assam Govt’s move to Identify “Indigenous Muslims” raises eyebrows

In a continuum to the ongoing NRC-CAA drive, Assam Government’s panel has recommended to identify the indigenous Muslims and not mix them with the Muslims from Bengali belt region.

Congress MP seeks FIR against Assam CM for calling police killing of two Muslims a ‘revenge’

Assam Congress MP Abdul Khaleque on Wednesday has filed a police complaint against Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for justifying September’s forced eviction drive in Darrang district, police killing of two Muslims, and making statements against Muslims.

Assam police killed 31 men in 8 months, 14 were Muslims

Since May this year, soon after BJP's Himanta Biswa Sarma took over as chief minister of Assam, at least 31 men have been killed while in police custody or in alleged shootouts with the police.