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ACHR PRESS RELEASE
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ACHR Index: PR/IND/02/07
06 January 2007

Assam killings are barbaric acts of terrorism

New Delhi: Asian Centre for Human Rights condemns the killings of at least 40 persons and injuring of dozens in Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts of Assam since 5 January 2007 as “barbaric acts of terrorism”. The Hindi speaking labourers were specifically targeted.

“The targeting of innocent civilians shows a complete contempt for the most fundamental principles of humanity and such widespread killings constitute crimes against humanity”. - stated Mr Suhas Chakma, Director of Asian Centre for Human Rights.

The targeting of particular linguistic group is a naked attempt to raise communal tensions.

“The State must take appropriate measures to ensure communal harmony, provide security to the prospective target groups and to bring the perpetrators to justice”. – Stated Mr. Chakma further.

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