Kokrajhar, Aug. 19: The BJP is contemplating filing a petition with National Human Rights Commission, accusing some police officers of being partisan during the violence in lower Assam.
Avinash Rai Khanna, Rajya Sabha MP and in-charge of the party’s human rights cell, said the attitude and action of some police officers has been reported to be partial and they would file a petition with the rights commission.
Talking to reporters in Kokrajhar today, Khanna visited several relief camps here and met the inmates who along with other party workers.
“A youth was allegedly shot at by a police officer and handed over to another community. Later, he was attacked by sharp weapons leading to his to death, while another youth has gone missing,” Khanna said, adding that there have been several such complaints against police officers by inmates at relief camps.
He said they would move the national rights commission or even the high court for justice to the victim.
Khanna said the problem of illegal migrants has been a threat to land, language, culture, heritage and existence of indigenous people of Assam.
“The issue of illegal immigrants is very big in Assam. There should not be any objection in sealing the Indo-Bangla border to restrict the entry of illegal migrants,” he said.
Khanna said the main objectives for which the Assam Accord was signed should be implemented in true spirit. The BJP MP said if the state government was determined, then detection of illegal migrants would not take much time.
“It would be a huge confidence-building measure among communities in trouble-torn areas, if the process of verification was speeded up,” Khanna said.
Jadav Doloi, convener of Assam state legal cell, said the government should rehabilitate the displaced people with responsibilities and proper security.
He said since the people of the region are dependent on agriculture, the government should take up some policies to rehabilitate the displaced people. “Most of the families have lost their houses and domestic animals during the clash,” Doloi said.