Dr. Manmohan Singh,
Prime Minister of India,
Sub: Stop Muslim Genocide in the State of Assam in India – Restore the right to life of Muslims in Assam – Reg.
Civil Liberties Monitoring Committee, express deep concern over the massacre of Bengali speaking Muslims in the State of Assam. It is alarming to note that Lakhs of Muslims are languishing in the relief camps, without any basic amenities. The Chief Minister of Assam did not take any measures even after the violence spread rapidly and negligence on his part is highly condemnable. Actually is a criminal negligence and he completely failed to fulfill his responsibility to protect the life and liberty of Muslim minorities. Even after all this massacre, CM gives statement that Assam is not burning, which itself shows that CM is not sincere towards the citizens of his state to control situation and solve this problem. This committee feels that Assam is indeed burning and the situation is volatile. The conditions may turn likewise 1980’s situation, where thousands of Muslims were killed for which there was no official inquiry.
As a representative of Assam in the Parliament, and as the Prime Minister of India, you can better understand the ground reality of Assam. At present whatever is happening at Assam’s Bodo land is not a new thing, this state has a long history of communal violence because of the regional movements. It is a matter of fact that Hindutva Fascists forces captured these movements and spreading their tentacles in this state; thus, dividing Muslims and Non-Muslims with the false propaganda by stating Bengali Muslims as Bangladeshi immigrants. As you are well aware that, these Bengali Muslims were brought to this state by the Britishers decades back for the purpose of Plantation work.
In this particular incident at the Bodo land territory of Assam, Muslims are living under threat and fear. Due to their identity as Muslims in this region, the whole violence is politically motivated because of BJP’s Hindutva politics. This party wants to come to power by carrying hatred propaganda and communalizing situation. One more thing most important is that former Bodo militants who are well trained and are now in the ruling class and are carrying their sophisticated weapons still. They are now using these weapons against the Muslims. RSS wings are working among the Bodos and spreading hatred among Bodos against Muslims.
One more important thing that we want to bring to your notice is that after the outburst of Hindutva terrorism and exposing of bomb blasts all over the country by them, again they are working on their agenda of communal violence. So that they can crush the Muslims. It is nothing but repetition of Gujarat experiment.
Therefore, under these circumstances, the whole responsibility lies upon you itself to protect and build confidence among those Muslims. People want you to act immediately and people wonder that your party is at the centre as well at the Assam state, why did another blot appear on india’s secular fabric. It is high time for you to think and act. Therefore, we demand the following:
1) Stop Muslim genocide in Assam state of India
2) Restore right to life of Muslims in India
3) Make Chief Minister of Assam accountable and replace him.
4) Present and Pass the communal and targeted violence bill 2011 in the parliament
5) Stop hate propaganda against Muslims in India
6) Curb the Hindutva fascist forces
7) Protect the secular fabric of India.
8) Disarm the Bodo Militant youth.
9) Hateful propaganda against Muslims as Bangladeshi Muslims should stop and all the real facts about it kept before the people.
Civil Liberties Monitoring committee is eager to know what the Prime Minster of India has to say in this regard. And we would want you to act. And act decisively and unequivocally against this crime on humanity.
Lateef Mohammed Khan