Condemning the massacre of Muslims in BTAD, AMU students organised peace march

By Staff Reporter,

Aligarh: Students of the Aligarh Muslim University condemned the targeted killings of innocent Muslims of Bengali origin in the Bodoland Territorial Autonomous Districts (BTAD) of Assam. On Sunday the students of the University organised a peace-march and lighted candles in the campus.

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They termed the targeted murders of ethnic Muslims of Bengali origin as “unfortunate gruesome genocide of hapless Muslims” in Assam by tribal Bodo militant groups who have got “impunity and political handiwork.”

Condemning the massacre of Muslims in BTAD, AMU students organised peace march

This heinous crime against humanity and human rights is being carried out tacitly over the years through complicity of local administration under the very nose of the regional state government, they added.

AMU students also condemned the failure of State government to provide security to the minorities in the BTAD area. Through this Peace March, the students expressed their deep condolence for the departed souls in this ethnic violence against Muslims.

In the Peace March, the students put some demands by demonstrating placards and through a memorandum which was handed over to the Deputy Proctor of AMU.

The students demanded the institution of an SIT headed by a serving IPS Officer or Supreme Court judge for the investigation and the prosecution of the real conspirators; and the deployment of Paramilitary forces to ensure security of the Muslims.

They also demanded the arrest and prosecution of Pramila Rani Brahma, legislator of BPF (Congress ally), who made a very mischievous and communally provocative statement saying that the Muslims of BTAD did not vote for the BPF candidate for Lok Sabha, Chandan Brahma, which ignited the violence.
The students’ fraternity also urged the government to give proper compensation to the family of deceased and to the injured people and to announce proper rehabilitation of victims displaced by the violence are strongly demanded.

Condemning the massacre of Muslims in BTAD, AMU students organised peace march

The illegal arms and ammunitions should be seized from the BTAD Area without any failure, they added.

They urged the government to have a rethink on the BTAD Accord as Bodos comprise only 26% of the population of the BTAD and hence “ethnic cleansing” have been on for quite some time.

They urged all the communities to work towards the restoration of peace and harmony in the affected area.