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Sipajhar Violence: Pakistan Summons Indian Diplomat over Assam Eviction Drive

Pakistan's Foreign Office confirmed the Indian diplomat was told that India must investigate the recent "anti-Muslim violence in Assam.

Sipajhar Violence: Pakistan Summons Indian Diplomat over Assam Eviction Drive

Sentinel Digital Desk

NEW DELHI: The Pakistan government has summoned an Indian diplomat and expressed its concerns over the recent eviction drive in Assam which turned violent resulting in the death of two persons and termed it to be "Anti-Muslim violence".

In an official statement, Pakistan's Foreign Office confirmed the Indian diplomat was told that India must investigate the recent "anti-Muslim violence in Assam" and punish the perpetrators,

India should also take measures to stop such incidents from recurring in future, read the statement.

The summons was issued after two people were killed and several people were injured as the Assam Police tried to evict the encroachers at Gorkhuti and other villages under Sipahjhar.

Meanwhile, the district magistrate Prabhati Thaosen on Friday imposed section 144 of the CrPC at Dhalpur area under Sipajhar Revenue Circle under Darrang District.

In the order, the district magistrate stated that there is every likelihood of breach of public peace and tranquillity at village no 1- Dhalpur, No 2 Dhalpur and No 3 Dhalpur and their adjoining areas under Sipajhar police station of Darrang as per the prevailing situation.

As per the order, any procession/demonstration/blockade of public road has been prohibited. Assembly of five or more persons in public places without permission from the authority concerned has also been prohibited.

The order shall come into force with immediate effect throughout village no 1- Dhalpur, No 2 Dalpur and No 3 Dhalpur and will remain in force until further order. Persons violating the order will be prosecuted under the relevant provisions of law, the order stated further.

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