New Delhi, 03 May 2014: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Saturday strongly condemned the killing of 27 Muslims including women and children in the attack of Bodo extremists in Kokrajhar and Baksa districts of Assam. While terming it as negligence of the state government about the protection of life and property of civilians, Jamaat demanded the government to award proper compensation to the families of the deceased people, rebuild their destroyed homes and take strong legal action against the culprits.
Expressing sympathy with the victim families, Secretary General of Jamaat Nusrat Ali said it is extremely sad that not long ago around 5 lakh people were rendered homeless in Assam, a large number of people were killed and their properties and homes were destroyed. Not all the victims have been rehabilitated yet. Notwithstanding, the government caught unawares and its negligence and indifference resulted in another bloodbath.
Mr. Nusrat Ali said the situation demands the state government to sincerely assess its repeated failures and in order to execute its constitutional duty, take effective steps to protect the life and properties of the civilians and establish peace and communal harmony.
It should be noted here that Jamaat has continued helping the affected people of the 2012 anti-Muslim riot of Assam. This time also, members of the Jamaat have started relief work for the victims. Jamaat’s central secretary for social service has reached the area soon after the Friday incident, and is helping and guiding the affected people.