Assam: 426 Muslim Families Evicted Allegedly for Not Voting for BJP
GUWAHATI, DECEMBER 24—As many as 426 Muslim families with a total of 1800 members among them have been evicted from their houses in Chotia assembly constituency of district Bishwanath of Assam on December 6. Their houses have been demolished by the administration.
All these families having their names in the National Register of Citizens(NRC), a proof of being genuine Indian citizens in Assam, now no roof over their heads in this chilly winter, nor food. They also don’t have warm clothes to protect themselves from cold weather.
A team of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) led by its secretary Mohammed Ahmed visited the affected persons to study the ground situation. They found that the affected Muslim families who are victims of local MLA Padma Hazarika get food once a day only. According to evicted families, they were targeted by the MLA because they are not his voters.
No social, pollical or human rights group has visited them so far, or extended any kind of monetary or any other help. JIH is the first organisation to reach up to them and inquire about their problems and extend help to them.
The media also failed to give any coverage to them because of internet shutdown in Guwahati and other parts of the state owing to anti-CAA agitation all over the state.
JIH volunteers consoled the affected people and told them not to lose hope in Allah.
Currently, they are living in camps with meagre facilities.
According to JIH team, they require food, clothes, rehabilitation at safe places and legal assistance immediately.