May Allah give strength to Shaheed Moinul Haque sb’s loved ones. #AssamHorror

-There must be swift action against those responsible for his murder, token arrests won’t do

-Compensate Haque sb’s family

-Immediately stop the displacement of Bengali Muslims in Darrang 1/n
-Rehabilitate all the displaced families

-Stop demonising Indian citizens & calling them Bangladeshi

We know from past experience that even these basic demands will not be met. At the very least, we will make it a point to remember Haque sb. 2/n
Just like we have learnt to remember victims of Nellie Massacre (1983), Kokhrajhar (2012), Delhi (1984) & countless others who never saw justice

People have been living in the river islands of Dhalpur, Darrang for at least 40-50 years, many since 1960s. 3/n
As there was vacant land in river islands, erosion affected Muslims from lower Assam moved there. Over 7% of Assam landmass has been eroded by Brahmaputra since 1950

It’s a convenient & false narrative that the displaced are “illegal migrants”, they’re all Indian 4/n
Their names are in 1951 NRC & 1966, 1970-71 voter lists.Their names now appearing in NRC is seen as huge slaps on the face of “anti foreigner movement”

NRC 2019 demolished the myth of illegal migration, all these decades they said there are 5-7m illegal migrants in Assam BUT 5/n
NRC excluded "only" 1.9m - out of which Muslims will be around 4-5L, that too mostly women & children - which means almost every excluded individual has family members in NRC. The reason to demand "re-verification" of NRC is also this failure to exclude “enough” Muslims 6/n
Since they couldn't exclude “enough” Muslims, they want to punish Bengali Muslims by displacing them

Around 50k people live in the area now (all river islands). Govt wants to evict all 50k from estimated 77k bighas. However, around 39k bighas have eroded in last 50 years 7/n
People have not been given land rights even after possession for 50-60 years. They were paying revenue (Touzi) till 2014. Since 2015 the govt stopped collecting Touzi. MOST IMPORTANTLY - Govt wants to displace Muslims from these lands & start Agro-Farm for "indigenous youths" 8/n
The bottom line is to displace Muslims from the only place they’ve known as their home & give land to imaginary “youths”.

This is clearly a land grab on the pretext of eviction. n/n

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Here are the facts @himantabiswa

Assam has already achieved replacement levels of TFR 2.1. National TFR is 2.2. In simple words, there’s no population explosion 1/n
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