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The All Assam Minority Students’ Union on Monday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, seeking proper rehabilitation of people adversely affected by floods and the eviction drive carried out in the state.

On September 23, the eviction drive in the Sipajhar area of Darrang district had turned violent and two civilians, including a 12-year-old child, were killed in police firing. The civilians, mostly Muslims of Bengali origin, were among villagers who were protesting against the eviction.

A video widely circulated after the incident had shown policemen opening fire and then falling upon a protestor who was running towards them with a stick. A few seconds later, the protestor lies motionless on the ground, apparently shot in the chest. A photographer accompanying the police repeatedly assaults the man as he lies on the ground.

The Assam government had told the Gauhati High Court on November 3 that evicted families in Darrang would be relocated only if their names appear in the National Register of Citizens and if they meet other conditions.

The government had also refused to give any compensation to them, saying they were “encroachers”.

On Monday, the students’ union staged a protest in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar against the eviction, reported Pratidin Time.

In its memorandum, the students’ union said that the violent eviction drive…

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