Ethnic Clashes in Assam have Acquired Brutal and Inhuman Dimension
Union Government Must Effectively Intervene
If Necessary, Impose President’s Rule in Affected Districts,
To Remove Root Causes of Conflict,
Redemarcate Two District Borders and Enforce Code of Protection of Ethnic Minorities
New Delhi, 19 October, 2005: Shri Syed Shahabuddin, President of the All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM), has issued the following Statement:
"The All India Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat (AIMMM) expresses its deep sense of shock at the ethnic clashes in Karbi Anglong Hill district in Assam between the Karbis and the Dimasas which has acquired a brutal and inhuman dimension.
Since ethnic violence has been going on since 26 September and the State Government has not been able to control it, the AIMMM calls upon the Union Government to intervene effectively to restore peace and, if necessary, impose President’s Rule in the affected districts Karbi Anglong as well as North Cachar Hills.
The AIMMM also proposes that after restoration of normalcy, the Union Government should seriously apply its mind to the removal of the root causes of ethnic conflict and, if necessary, redemarcate the boundary between the two adjoining districts and formulate and enforce a Code for Protection of Ethnic Minorities in both districts."
Sd/- Syed Shahabuddin
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