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ACHR Index: PR/IND-ASM/09/05
23 November 2005

ACHR condemns the killing of two Karbi boys

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) today condemned the senseless murder of two Karbi boys, Bidya Terang and Ananda Teron at Kamshing Timung village, under Diphu police station on 21 November 2005 allegedly by the Dima Halam Daoga.

“The killing of two innocent boys and earlier burning down of 17 Dimasa houses at Lower Mohandiju under Diphu Police Station on 19 November 2005 once again calls for the strict enforcement of the cease-fire ground rules with the DHD and UPDS and taking appropriate action against other groups by the State government of Assam and the Central government of India. If the governments are serious to encourage the displaced persons to return sooner than later, they must take measures to enforce the cease-fire agreements ” – stated Mr Suhas Chakma, Director of ACHR.

ACHR called upon all the armed opposition groups in the area - the DHD, UPDS, Black Widow and the Karbi Longri National Liberation Front to make public statement to abide by Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions. Unless these groups make such public statement and take visible actions, their cadres especially the leadership remain liable for violations of the Geneva Conventions.

Asian Centre for Human Rights also urged the government of Assam and the Central government not to force or encourage the displaced Karbis and Dimasas to leave the relief camps without putting in place the verifiable mechanisms for enforcement of the cease-fire ground rules and community confidence building measures. In the meantime, the State government and the Central government must make alternate arrangement for the displaced persons.


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