Jamaat deeply concerns over communal riot between Muslims and Bodo tribes in Assam of India
Saturday, 28 July 2012
Jamaat-e-Islami Acting Secretary General Dr Shafiqur Rahman has expressed deep concern over the incidents of 70 deaths and 10 disappearances at the recent communal riot between Muslims and Bodo tribes in four districts of Assam, north-eastern state of India.
In a statement on July 27, he said the bloody violence continuing for seven days has forced 1,70,000 people to leave their homes and take shelter in the relief camps.
The riot could not be spread in such a large scale if the Indian government would take effective measures timely to contain and control the violence.
Dr Rahman called upon the Indian government to take strict action to control the riot and take effective measures on emergency basis to rehabilitate the people, who became homeless at the riot.
At the same time, he urged the United Nations (UN) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to compel the Indian government to take necessary measures to bring the situation under control and rehabilitate the homeless people.
The Jamaat leader prayed for salvation of the departed souls of the deceased, who died at the riot, and expressed deep sympathy to the bereaved family members and injured people.