ACHR condemns Assam massacre, calls for proper probe

India Blooms News Service | 24 Dec 2014

New Delhi, Dec 24 (IBNS): Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) on Wednesday condemned the killing of 62 Adivasis in Assam's Kokrajhar and Sonitpur districts allegedly by members of the National Democratic Front of Bodolond (Songbijit faction) and called the violence a crime against humanity as defined under the Rome Statute of International Criminal Court.
"The incident is a stark reminder that India is no less vulnerable than Pakistan which witnessed the massacre of school children by the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan on 16 December 2014. Regrettably even after such repeated massacres of the innocent civilians in Assam, in the past, neither First Information Reports (FIRs) have been  registered nor accountability for the responsibility of commanders and the superiors of those involved in these heinous crimes has been established by the government," stated the Asian Centre for Human Rights. 
 
Asian Centre for Human Rights called upon the State Government of Assam and the Union of India to ensure registration of the FIRs, conducting of proper and thorough investigation including fixing of the responsibility of commanders and other superiors of those involved in the crime, and bring the perpetrators to justice. 
 
The death toll in the spiralling ethnic violence in Assam, where tribal Bodo militant group NDFB-S faction gunned down 62 men, women and children on Tuesday in four coordinated attacks, rose to 70 on Wednesday as reprisals followed and police resorted to firing to quell an unruly mob. 

ACHR condemns Assam massacre, calls for proper probe

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