Students Islamic Organisation of India (SIO), Andhra Pradesh along-with other groups, had observed a silent protest against the gruesome killings of two Muslims in Darrang district of Assam by the state police.
Speaking to media Br. Ajaz Ahmed, the Media secretary said the BJP has come to power in Assam, it has started eviction of thousands of people in areas dominated by those from the minority community. The 900 families evicted in the Darrang district urgently need food, shelter, and legal assistance. Instead, the state unleashed terror on them, killing two and injuring several others.
“It’s the legal and moral responsibility of the state government to rehabilitate more displaced families in Darrang district and elsewhere. The United Nations has recognized protection against forced evictions and the arbitrary destruction and demolition of one’s home as an important human rights. The Supreme Court of India, in several judgments, has also held that adequate housing is a fundamental right emanating from the right to life protected by the Constitution,”
SIO Andhra Pradesh has demanded that the state government must ensure that justice is delivered to the victims by punishing the concerned officials and police officers behind such a cruel attack. The organization also demanded that the report of the judicial enquiry is made public as soon as possible and compensation of Rs 1 Crore each to the families of the two deceased and Rs 50 lakh each to the seriously injured.