• Picture on Assam government website sparks controversy asks for removal

    Picture on Assam government website sparks controversy asks for removal

    Guwahati: Orders are being offered for the removal of {a picture} taken during the 2012 Bodoland disorder from an Assam officials website, with several stating that the method through which it has been practiced exhibits “Indian citizens as foreigners.”

    The All Assam Minority Students’ Union quickly presented a notice to Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua, necessitating removing the photo from the website.

    The photo was snapped by an artist and journalist, Abdul Maleque Ahmed, during the 2012 ethnic struggle in Bodoland.

    It exhibited a family living in Bhawnipur village in the Chirang area and required to escape and seek shelter in an assistant camp following the minority group was centered.

    The picture has presently been employed to identify the “Foreigners Tribunal” section within the state Home and Political Department website.

    Ibrahim Ali, whose relationships are within the {photo}, suggested its application for the “Foreigners Tribunal” section is quite 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 on 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 family had reverted to their home in Chirang district following spending nine months on the relief camp.

    Throughout the 2012 ethnic confusion within the Bodoland Territorial Area Districts, several groups from the minority gathering had escaped their homes to security.

    The picture snapped by Abdul Maleque Ahmed exhibits a gaggle of dismissed men, women, and toddlers taking all they may collect earlier than escaping their homes. It had turned out to be one of several circulated photos of the 2012 clash that dropped 100 inhabitants dead and around 4 lakh displaced.