A Letter to the President of India on Assam Massacre

 

Jharkhand Human Rights Movement

C/o-Mr. Thomas Minj, Mission Colony, Khorha Toli, Kokar, Ranchi -834001. 0651-3242752 Email: jhrmindia@gmail.com

 Ref: JHRM/PI/2013/05                                              Date: 27/12/2014

To,

Sri Pranab Mukherjee,

President of India,

Rashtrapati Bhavan,

New Delhi – 110004

India.

Sub: requesting for an investigation and necessary legal action on a case of the brutal killing of 3 innocent villagers in the police firing, and also demanding for rehabilitation of the victims of Assam violence, which led to loss of 81 lives, 250 missing and rendering 15000 homeless.  

Respected Sir,

With due respect, we would like to bring your kind attention on case of brutal killing of 3 innocent villagers including 2 children in the police firing, who were taking part in a peaceful protest on December 24, 2014 against the violence unleashed by the Extremist outfit the ‘National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Songbijit)’ in the state of Assam, which led to lose of 81 lives including 23 women and 18 children. Besides, 250 people are missing and 15,000 were made homeless and compelled to live in the relief camps.

The police firing took place in the morning around 10 AM on 24 December, 2014, near the Dhekiajuli police station located in Sonitpur district of Assam, when the Adivasis were protesting in demand of justice peacefully with the dead bodies of those people who were brutally killed by the ‘Extremists’ on December 23, 2014. Since the curfew was imposed and the India Army had been deployed to control the violence and they were given the special power the ‘shoot on sight’ order. Therefore, the Army men opened fire on the protestors, which led to death of 3 persons including 2 children.

Table 1 – List of people killed in police firing

Sl. No. Name of Victims Name of Father Address Age Sex
1. Mr. Anslam Kerketta S/o – Alexius Kerketta Vill – Santi Borgaon, Post – Dhekiajuli, Dist – Sonitpur 36 Male
2. Mr. Vikas Topno S/o – Lt Joakim Topno Vill – Tinkhuria Tea Estate , Post – Dhekiajuli, Dist – Sonitpur 15 Male
3. Mr. Nathua Kormokar S/o – Prem Kormokar Vill – Hirajuli Tea Estate, Post – Dhekiajuli, Dist – Sonitpur 15 Male

Hence, it is a clear case of gross violation of the right to a dignified life of the deceased persons and the persons affected by the violence, guaranteed under the Article 21 of the India Constitution. Since, you are the custodian of the Adivasis/Tribal people constitutionally, therefore, we humbly pray you for the following actions:

A high level investigation and necessary legal action should be done on the case of brutal killing of 3 innocent villagers including 2 children in the police firing and Assam violence, which led to lose of the lives of 81 innocent villagers including 23 women and 18 children.

  1. A case should be registered and action must be taken against the security forces and all culprits, who were involved in killing of innocent villagers.
  2. Compensation of Rs. 25 lakh should be given to each family of the deceased persons.
  3. A government job should be given to one member of each family of the deceased person and they should be rehabilitated.
  4. Confidence restoring measures must be taken by the administration in the area so that violence against tribal community is stopped once and for all.

We shall be highly obliged to you for the same.

Thanking you.

Yours sincerely,

Gladson Dungdung                                                       Abhay Xaxa

General Secretary                                                         Executive Member



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