Photo On Assam Government Website Sparks Calls For Removal

Photo On Assam Government Website Sparks Calls For Removal

The {photograph} was clicked in the course of the 2012 ethnic violence in Bodoland


Demands are being made for the elimination of {a photograph} taken in the course of the 2012 Bodoland violence from an Assam authorities web site, with many saying that the style wherein it has been used exhibits “Indian citizens as foreigners”.

The All Assam Minority Students’ Union in the present day submitted a memorandum to Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua, demanding the elimination of the {photograph} from the web site.

The {photograph} was clicked by photographer and journalist Abdul Maleque Ahmed in the course of the 2012 ethnic violence in Bodoland. It exhibits a household, which was residing in Bhawnipur village in Chirang district and needed to flee and take refuge in a aid camp after the minority group was focused.

The {photograph} has now been used to mark the “Foreigners Tribunal” part within the state Home and Political Department web site.

Ibrahim Ali, whose members of the family are within the {photograph}, stated its use for the “Foreigners Tribunal” part is just like “branding them Bangladeshi”.

“During the ethnic violence in Bodoland in 2012, our family members fled from their home after their houses were burnt down. During their escape, a journalist took their picture and now the picture was used in the government website, branding them Bangladeshi. We are born and brought up in India and have all the documents. How could we be branded Bangladeshis? I appeal to the government to delete the picture from the website. This is a shameful thing for us,” he stated.

Ibrahim Ali’s household had returned to their house in Chirang district after spending 9 months on the aid camp.

During the 2012 ethnic violence within the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts, numerous folks, most of them from the minority group, had fled their houses to security.

The {photograph} clicked by Abdul Maleque Ahmed exhibits a gaggle of displaced males, ladies and toddlers carrying all they might pack earlier than fleeing their houses. It had grow to be one of many circulated images of the 2012 violence that left 100 folks lifeless and about 4 lakh displaced.


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