Riots in Assam were not communal.

Human Being By Human Being , 21st Aug 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/1uptxfuq/
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Riots in Assam were not communal. Deeming the violence to be a religious conflict is a misunderstanding.

Misunderstanding

I have been coming across a lot of articles online about the violence in Assam. Also about how fast rumors spread through social networking media and text messages. So, while reading all this it came to me that the reason that is being held for all this is religious conflict. What I have understood from countless articles from other people or on sites like reddit. Is that people are putting the blame on the religion. Deeming all the problems and violence occurring in Assam as a Hindu vs Muslim conflict. Therefore, I am writing to clarify certain things, because ignorance can spread hate and misunderstanding.

Clarification

First of all, I would like to clarify that the riots in Assam were not communal. They were not about Hindus and Muslims killing each other for religion. These riots were about land and livelihood. They were about “outsiders” encroaching on “our” land. And the genesis of it all lies in a political system that has allowed the problem to fester for over 30 years.

The issue of illegal migration has often been cited as the sole reason for the present state of affairs in Assam, the reality on the ground is far more complex. An inept administrative machinery, lack of coordination, a myopic vision and of course, the unwillingness to acknowledge a growing problem have all, in part, contributed to the bloodshed.

So, it is really unintelligible to hold religious conflict responsible for whatever is happening in the north eastern states. Trying to hold a certain community for whatever is happing is simply a hateful attempt to disrupt the peace. It is saddening that there are such people in this world who to disrupt the peace of two different communities would spread rumors and make things worse than it already is for people suffering.

Understand and help others understand

I request everyone to do a little research and understand whatever is happening, and not blindly follow what the media or other people say.
From a random human who wants all the hate to end.

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Assam, Bangladesh, Blaming, Community, Fight, Hindu, India, Job, Land, Life, Livelihood, Misunderstanding, Muslim, Religion, Violence

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author avatar A K Rao
23rd Aug 2012 (#)

Yes, Sankalp! I agree with you and I think all the people frm literale class knows about it! Thanks for sharing!

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author avatar Human Being
23rd Aug 2012 (#)

Thanks a lot.. I appreciate your comment.. Anyways.. I don't think all the people from the literate class as you mentioned know about it. Most of the people are completely clueless or ignorant. To them its just something that is happening..

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
25th Aug 2012 (#)

Frankly, news media is becoming more suspect. There are too many vested interests taking advantage of the situation to grab readership. They have nothing to lose, but only to gain rather sinfully. All should chip in to solve these problems - it is no more They vs. Us - siva

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