Guwahat, 5 May-2014, Abdul kalam Azad: All India Secular Forum is mobilizing an online petition at change.org regarding the terror attack on Muslims living in BTAD. The petition is signed by its national chief convener and renowned anti-communal crusader Dr. Ram Puniayani. The petition is addressed to the President of India Shree Pranab Mukharjee.
Muslim Genocide in BTAD,Assam: Image credit: Dr. Shahjahan Ali Ahmed
The petition stated that, since 25th of April, 2014 hundreds of Muslim from the villages under Harbhanga Polling Booth had been tortured by the police in retaliation of killing of one election duty police personnel on previous day owing to a rumour of EVM malfunctioning. The villagers were brutally beaten up, elderly, women, adolescent girls, children and three months old infant were not spared. The household belongings were destroyed money and valuables were looted, dignity of women was compromised.
The petition also mentioned on 30th of April, 2014, Smt. Pramila Rani Brahma, ex-minister and present MLA instigated the miscreants to attack the Muslims through her explosive statement. She said that the Muslims have not voted for her party BPF and which may lead the official candidate Chandan Brahma’s defeat. That very next day, i.e. 1st of May, 2014, at least eleven Muslims people including women and children were gunned down by the armed militants and injured another four in two different locations BTAD area. Out of which eight people were killed from Balapara, which is just few kilometres away from Harbhanga, where police tortured the villagers on the wee hours of 25th of April, 2014. While on 2nd of May, 2014, a heavily armed group of around forty militants killed at least 21 people including 9 children and set ablaze 70 houses in Gampara village under Baksa district of BTAD. The survivors told that the death toll will cross hundred as the militants killed the people and thrown their away dead bodies into river Beki, the petition added.
The petition which has been able got more than 600+ online signatures within couple of hours from across the globe. Any one who has believe in humanity and secularism can Sign the Petition
While stating the involvement of government machinery in the massacre, the petition said “Survivors also told that the attack was carried out under the leadership of Amiya Brahma, the Ranger of Bashbari Forest Range. The miscreants used the .303 rifle of forest guard. On 3rd of May, 2014,
Amiya Brahma along with five others was arrested for involvement in the heinous crime against humanity.”
The All India Secular Forum expressed it deep concern over the mass exodus of Muslims from the BTAD area to other districts like Dhubri and Barpeta.
All INDIA Secular Forum convener Dr. Ram Puniayani appeals to secular people to sign the petition here “Protect the Life and Property of Muslims in BTAD, Assam“