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Killing through open encounters are being conducted in Assam


Guwahati,11 April:  The market of discussions about the police encounter in Assam is in surge. Everyone is calling it the dictatorship of the government. Voices are being raised against this from the roads to the houses. Along with the opposition, social organization’s also say that the government is fulfilling its selfishness under the guise of action against the criminals. Responding to this, Raijor Dal leader and MLA Akhil Gogoi alleged that the BJP government was carrying out open killings in Assam through fake encounters.
He said that the BJP being in power both at the Center and in the state is engaged in open killings through fake encounters across the state. At least 43 people have been killed so far in these alleged encounters or police action, he said. According to him, this encounter is fake. Raising the issue of Suraj Gogoi, he said that this too is a fake encounter. His family members have told us that he was picked up by the army for being an ULFA-I linkman and then handed over to the police.
While in police custody, he was shot at point-blank range by a sub-inspector named Imran Hussain. He further said that BJP has killed democracy in Assam and it seems that there is no need for judiciary as Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Bishwa Sharma is everything. He said that the chief minister is the court, the police and even the judge himself. They can do whatever they want. He said that to hide its failure, the government is trying to divert people from the real issues so that no one dares to ask them questions.
While reacting to this issue, Assam’s national level human rights and social activist Dr. Dibyajyoti Saikia says that ever since Dr. Himanta Vishwa Sharma took over as the Chief Minister, there have been hundreds of human rights violations Cases have come to the fore in Assam.
A section of the Assam Police has not only punished the suspected criminals but also innocent people for no fault of theirs. In this way, an attempt is being made to create a chaotic environment by torturing the common people on the streets. He reiterated that such an inhuman act in the state of India, the world’s largest democracy, is not only a violation of human rights but also a violation of fundamental rights. It is noteworthy that he has already lodged a complaint with the Chairman of Human Rights Commission of India in this regard.
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