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Assam: ‘lynching’ Muslim women & men
By:Mukesh Jiradi, Delhi
Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019, 9:03 pm

‘Unauthorized’ persons checking citizenship in Assam, ‘lynching’ Muslim women & men
June 11, 2019

In a dangerous turn of events in Assam, reported by well-known human rights organisation, Citizens for Justice and Peace (CJP), indigenous Assamese Muslims are being “attacked” at the sites where National Register for Citizens (NRC) hearings are taking place. In a detailed note, CJP says, men are being attacked with hammers, while women are being grabbed and squeezed.

What is particularly shocking, says CJP, is that “unauthorized” persons are checking whether documents being brought in by those coming to represent at NRC hearing centres are in order. CJP, which is headed by Mumbai-based human rights leader Teesta Setalvad, claims, it is “gearing up to meet the situation with the help of its team of lawyers and volunteers”, as it did during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

In a shocking incident, an indigenous Muslim man was brutally attacked by a group of people just outside a center where hearings are held as a part of the Claims and Objections process of the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The women in his family were also harassed.… The incident took place on May 29 at Kapili Development Block NRC hearing centre in Morigaon District of middle Assam.…



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