Skip to comments.Islamic violence in Assam, India
Posted on 07/25/2012 12:41:06 PM PDT by Milagros
July 20, 2012:
Muslim settlers' murder of 4 indigenous Bodo youths in Assam, India sparks "ethnic" clashes, 35 die, thousands flee.
India: Ethnic Clashes in Assam
Global Voices Online
Posted 25 July 2012 0:01 GMT
Fighting between indigenous Bodo tribes and Muslim settlers in the Indian State of Assam killed at least 32 people and wounded many more. The trouble started on the night of Friday 20 July, 2012, when unidentified men killed four youths in Kokrajhar district, which is dominated by Bodos.http://globalvoicesonline.org/2012/07/25/india-ethnic-clashes-in-assam/
In retaliation, armed Bodos attacked Muslims and burnt their villages, suspecting them to be behind the killings. According to news sources Indian paramilitary forces have opened fire on rioters and a number of people have been killed by them.
About 70,000 villagers of Chirang, Dhubri, Bongaigaon, Udalguri and Sonitpur have fled their homes since the violence started and taken shelter in relief camps. At least 60 villages belonging to both Bodos and Muslims in Kokrajhar and Chirang districts were ransacked or burned.
Around 20,000 passengers were stranded on trains in Assam region as 21 trains had been cancelled because the protesters occupied the tracks and threw stones at the trains.
Assam, India: Bodo tribe, Muslim clashes kill at least 35, displace 170,000
Violence again breaks out between Muslims and India's ethnic Bodos in Assam, taking scores of lives.
Kristin Deasy July 25, 2012 06:58
Four days of violent clashes between India's native Bodo tribespeople and Muslim immigrants has taken at least 35 lives, officials said today, while another 170,000 are estimated to have fled their homes in the facing of rising violence in India's northwestern Assam region, reported Agence-France-Press.http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/india/120725/assam-india-bodo-tribe-muslim-clashes-kill-35-displa
India deployed the military to the region, but violence raged overnight with reports of nine people killed and angry residents setting one another's homes on fire, said The Hindu.
Assam police chief JN Choudhury told reporters today that the "situation is tense and we are getting additional paramilitary troopers," reported AFP. A curfew has been in place in the region for several days, and the New York Daily News earlier said officers had been given orders to shoot on sight in order to stamp out unrest. Al Jazeera reported groups of people shooting weapons indiscriminately in crowded areas over the weekend. Several people have been reported brutally killed. Police on Sunday said villagers had found a six-month-old baby on a river bank near a dead woman's body, according to Al Jazeera.
The Bodo tribe and Muslim settlers have been locked in territorial disputes for years, but BBC News reported that the recent violence appears tied to the killing of four young people by an unknown man in a predominantly Bodo tribal area on July 20.
Over 200 ethnic and tribal groups live in the volatile Assam region, said Al Jazeera.
Twitter / avinashbhat01: Invariably the spark for he Assam riots was Muslims killing 4 bodo youth. If Bodos dare retaliate media will hang them as facist murderers...
Muslim Riots in Assam - Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami
by sheikyermami on July 25, 2012
Al Reuters calls it ethnic riots, but the soldiers of allah are not ethnic in Assam, they invaded Assam just like they invaded Burma and our countries. Here they call them Bangladeshi settlers.
How BANGLADESHI MUSLIMS wiped the Assamese out in
May 7, 2011
Hindus forced to live in Relief Camps in their own country, Udalguri, Assam on 14th August by MUSA (Muslim Students Union of Assam). But it was ineffective and opposed by the people at Bhalukmari Hatkhola chowk in Udalguri district. In retaliation, the Muslim attacked the Hindu shopkeepers with traditional arms which was a preplanned.
The Muslims planned to attack the Boros after the Eid which was revealed by some Assamese Muslims of Udalguri district to the Bodos and Assamese on their contact. The Hindus and Christian villages were attacked from 2nd October night, to 4th Oct night, which were burnt and looted. They were in thousands and with traditional arms and sophisticated weapons as well.
When they attacked Sonaripara, Kuptimari and Jhargaon villages on 3rd Oct. night, which were totally burnt down and an old woman named Keteri Boro of Jhargaon aged 75 year was burnt alive.
The 2008 killing of 76 in Assam - Indian and Islamists fingered
Bangladeshi group fingered for Indian serial blasts linked to Osama
By Sanjeev Miglani
October 30, 2008
In the absence of any claims, and a denial of involvement by the main local separatist group, the Indian media is are starting to point the finger at a Bangladeshi militant Islamist group for Thursday's multiple bombings that left 65 left dead and more than 300 wounded in Assam state.http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2008/10/30/bangladeshi-group-fingered-for-indian-serial-blasts-linked-to-osama/
If it is indeed the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami (HuJi) Bangladesh that orchestrated one of the most deadly attacks in the far flung northeast state, then it could end up hardening the mood in India against not just Bangladesh, but also once again against Pakistan.
For the group, which was formed in the early 1990s to establish Islamic rule in Bangladesh, is an organisation with tentacles running all the way to Afghanistan and to Osama bin Laden and in so doing, is seen as linked with Pakistani militant groups, some of whom have enjoyed backing in the past from the Inter-Services Intelligence.
In March this year, the U.S. State Department designated the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al Islami as a "foreign terrorist organization", subjecting it to U.S. financial sanctions. It said the group's leader had signed a 1998 fatwa sponsored by bin Laden that declared American civilians to be legitimate targets for attack. The designation meant that any property and assets held by the group in the United States would be frozen. It also made it illegal for people subject to U.S. jurisdiction to provide material support to the group.
The group, like so many others before it, came into the being in the afterglow of the mujahideen victory over the former Soviet Union in Afghanistan. Its members were volunteers who had returned from Afghanistan after fighting alongside the mujahideen. Inspired by bin Laden and the Taliban, they spearheaded the fundamentalist movement in Bangladesh.
Thursday is not the first time the HuJi-B has been named for an attack in India. In May, Indian intelligence said the group might have been behind a similar set of bombings, this time in the tourist city of Jaipur. HuJI-B fighters are recruited from madrasas in Bangladesh and are trained in al Qaeda and Taliban camps Pakistan and Afghanistan, The Long War Journal reports.
It says the Bangladeshi group plays a crucial role in training militants from southern Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia and Brunei and providing manpower for al Qaeda's affiliates in Jammu and Kashmir, Afghanistan, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Chechnya.
So how will the latest attacks play out in the delicate diplomatic dance between India and Pakistan ? Islamabad has joined a host of nations to condemn the blasts, and so far nobody in India has yet pointed a finger, although the knives are out for the government.
Leader of the opposition Lal Krishna Advani said the blasts were yet another proof of the government's inability to tackle militancy. With elections barely months away, Advani and other members of his Hindu nationalist party are almost certain to turn up the heat on national security and by extension India's dodgy neighbourhood Pakistan to the west, and increasingly Bangladesh in the east.
Bangladesh migrants breeding terrorism in Assam: Advani
Friday, October 31, 2008 11:27:48 AM by IANS
Guwahati, Oct 31 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani Friday blamed illegal infiltration from Bangladesh as the main reason for breeding terrorism in Assam and asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to clarify his stand on the issue. 'I blame the state and the central government for the blasts in Assam,' Advani said.
Advani was on a daylong visit to Guwahati to take stock of the situation in the aftermath of the serial blasts that killed 77 people and wounded 300 people.
"I ask the prime minister, who is elected from Assam, what his government has done after the Supreme Court's landmark judgment on the IMDT (Illegal Migrants Determination by Tribunals) Act indicting the Government of India for having colluded with external aggression,' Advani told journalists.
"The government only incorporated all those provisions in the struck down IMDT in the Foreigners Act, which the Supreme Court declared as unconstitutional,' Advani said.
Advani visited blast sites and met injured victims at the hospitals.
"I would also like to ask the prime minister what his response is to the mental state of the people of Assam. How is he going to meet the challenge of the citizens sense of insecurity?,' he asked.
Advani said there were 35 million illegal Bangladeshi migrants in the country.
"Did the central government ever exert pressure on Bangladesh to take them back,' he asked.
"In the media three organisations - ULFA, Bangladesh-based HuJI and Lashkar have been mentioned as perpetrators of yesterday's (Thursday's) blasts. ULFA is invariably mentioned,' he added.
"I have heard about angry reaction from the people after the blasts. People are angry, but I appeal not to take to violence and instead use the democratic means of the ballot to vote out someone whom you don't like,' Advani said.
Bombs kill at least 25 in India's Assam state, 30 October 2008
... Assam has been a focus of a separatist insurgency for decades and has also suffered bomb attacks blamed on Islamic militants from neighbouring Bangladesh. Last month, the state was also hit by clashes between indigenous tribes and Muslim settlers that left at least 47 people dead.
Islamists, separatists suspected in Assam attack
Updated: 2008-11-01 08:05 ... Bangladesh-based Harkat-ul-Jihad al Islami (HuJI) is one of the main suspects in Thursday's attack. Police say the Islamist group ...
Islam is a pestilence like smallpox and it should be eradicated just the same.
When will the Obama administration begin shipping arms to the Muslims in Assam so that an “Indian Spring” can be launched and his Muslim Brotherhood can rule the country? /sarc.