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AHRC orders enquiry into kneel-down incident in police station

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 16:54

Guwahati: The Assam Human Rights Commission has taken suo-motu cognisance of an incident in Silapathar police station in Dhemaji District on June 4 when seven persons were allegedly made to kneel-down and seek apology touching the ground with their heads for raising "Anti-Assamese" slogan.

Taking cognisance of a local media report, AHRC Chairperson Justice Dr Aftab H Saikia has issued notice to the state Chief Secretary to conduct the enquiry through a divisional commissioner within one month, AHRC sources said on Tuesday.
The media report with photo of the incident claimed that in the presence of Superintendent of Police Maidul Islam Mandal, Additional Deputy Commissioner U K Bora and Circle Officer Ranjit Konwar besides a large number of public, seven persons were made to kneel-down and seek apology by touching the ground with their heads for their "Anti-Assamese" sloganeering.

First Published: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 16:53

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