13:29 GMT +314 October 2019
Listen Live
    Amnesty International

    India Must Bring Perpetrators of Assam Attacks to Justice: Amnesty Int'l

    © Flickr/ backpacker01
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 33
    Subscribe

    Amnesty International condemns the civilian attacks in the Indian state of Assam on Tuesday, December, 23.

    MOSCOW, December 24 (Sputnik) – Those responsible for the civilian attacks in the Indian state of Assam on Tuesday that resulted in at least 56 fatalities must be brought to justice, Amnesty International said in a Wednesday press release.

    "It is the fundamental right of every person to live free from violence and discrimination. Authorities in Assam must take action to protect the rights of all communities and bring those responsible for the attacks to justice," the organization said.

    The Assam Authorities have accused members of the Songbijit faction of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) for the attacks. The NDFB is an armed separatist group seeking independence for the ethnic Bodo people.

    Assam police Chief Khagen Sarma said that the attacks were possibly "in retaliation to counter-insurgency operations [that had taken place] in the past 30 days".

    On Sunday, the Assam Police and the Indian Army killed two Bodo rebels.

    Clashes between Bodo and Muslim communities took place in 2012, killing over 75 people and displacing thousands from their homes. In May 2014, the Assam authorities said that the NDFB had killed at least 27 civilians in the state.

    Related:

    At Least 52 Killed in Ethnic Clashes in Northeastern India
    Indian Intelligence Discovers Three More Pro-IS Twitter Accounts: Source
    US Warns India of Terror Threat Ahead of Obama Visit: Indian Ministry
    India Boosts School Security Following Terrorist Attack in Pakistan
    Tags:
    clashes, National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), Amnesty International, State of Assam, India
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik