Monday, April 08, 2013

Assam, Explanation Needed

Assam, Explanation Needed
On July 14 1983, the Assam government appointed a commission enquiry chaired by Tribhuvan Prasad Tewari. It was supposed to look into the causes of the massacre and the measures taken by the concerned officials to stop it. The commission came out with disappointing report in May 1984 that showed that the massacre could have been stopped. The reports were based on the statements recorded by police officials and other witnesses. This was highly disappointing that reports showed that concerned officials did not act aptly despite of having information of happening of massacre beforehand. The inefficiency is clearly spectacled. The carnage continued for eight long hours and end up claiming thousands of lives. There were evidence of wireless messages which were sent to three police officers three days before the Nellie massacre. Had they responded to the messages, the massacre could have been easily stopped. "A thousand Assamese people armed with deadly weapons are beating drums and have encircled Nellie where minority population is in panic, apprehending an attack" the wireless message had warned.
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