Kuwaiti Lawmakers Condemn Killing of Muslims in Assam During Protests Against Eviction Drive

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Kuwaiti parliament in session in Kuwait City. — File photo of Getty Images

Kuwaiti lawmakers called on international, humanitarian, human rights and Islamic organisations to immediately work to stop the Indian authorities’ brutal actions against Muslims.

Team Clarion

NEW DELHI — After the video of Police firing during protests against evictions of 800 Muslim families in Sipajhar in Darrang district gone viral, members of the Kuwaiti National Assembly have condemned the atrocities committed by the Indian authorities against the Muslim community in Assam and elsewhere.

According to the Middle East Monitor, the Kuwaiti lawmakers said in a joint statement that in the wake of the wave of violence and discrimination committed against Indian Muslims, including killing and displacement, they stand in solidarity with the Muslims of India.

They also called on international, humanitarian, human rights and Islamic organisations to immediately work to stop the Indian authorities’ brutal actions against Muslims.

Around 800 Muslim families in Sipajhar in Darrang district of Assam were rendered homeless after the eviction drive of Assam government in the name of alleged encroachment of land at Dholpur.

Two civilians, Moinul Haque, 27 and Sheikh Farid, 12, were killed and policemen injured on September 23 when the police forces clashed with the protesters over house demolitions.

Videos surfaced on social media show policemen in riot gear and armed with guns and sticks chased protesters and opened fire at them.

A video of police firing at Haque has gone viral. The video also shows a photographer, hired by the local administration, jumping and stomping on the lifeless body lying on the ground. The show of brutality has sparked nation-wide outrage inIndia with condemnation of the BJP-led state government from all sides.

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