In a joint statement, the lawmakers said, “In wake of the wave of violence and discrimination, including killing, displacement and burning, committed against Muslims in India, the lawmakers stand in solidarity with the Indian Muslims.”
They called upon the international human rights bodies and Islamic organisations to immediately help stop the Indian authorities’ actions and restore security to the Indian Muslims.
Media sources have recently reported that nearly 20,000 members of the Muslim minority in the disturbed state of Assam have been displaced from their homes after the authorities evicted them from their homes under the pretext that they were built on state-owned land.
India’s ruling Hindu nationalist BJP party has been conducting a long-running campaign against Muslims in Assam, who make up one-third of the population of the northeastern state.
In 2018, the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped millions of Muslims in Assam of Indian citizenship, claiming that they were illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
Forced evictions in the state began on 20 September. Eight hundred families have been forced from their homes on the grounds they were "illegally constructed".
Footage of a government photographer beating and stomping on a man after he was shot by the police during evictions has gone viral.
Source: Daily Times