condemns “Quit Notices” to the Dimasas in Diphu
Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today condemned “Quit Notices”
issued by a new-armed group called, Solidarity Karbi Troops (SKT),
to the Dimasas including the inmates living in Diphu Dimasa Club
to leave Karbi Anglong immediately and urged the State government
of Assam and the Central government of India to take effective measures
to prevent further orgy of killings of innocent civilians. Many
of the posters were pasted on the autorickshaws in Diphu, Headquarters
of Karbi Anglong this morning.
quit notices vitiate the peace processes for restoring communal
harmony and have the potential to cleanse Diphu, headquarters of
Karbi Anglong and Haflong, the headquarters of North Cachar Hills
respectively of the Dimasas and Karbis with serious consequences
for gross violations of the right to life of the innocent civilians.”
– stated Mr Suhas Chakma, Director of Asian Centre for Human Rights.
The quit notices constitute
an offence under Article 7 of the Rome Statute of International
Criminal Court which defines “deportation or forcible transfer of
population” committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack
directed against any civilian population, with knowledge of the
attack, as a crime against humanity.
The state government of
Assam and the Central government of India must take immediate and
adequate preventive measures by identifying those who have been
issuing such notices, take stern action against them and increase
security in and around the camps of the displaced persons.
Asian Centre for Human Rights
also appealed to all the Dimasa and Karbi Civil Society organizations
to exercise restraints, resolve all the differences through dialogue
and take measures to restore communal harmony.