Communal clashes over offering Jumma Namaz

At least 15 people were injured in a communal clash in Hailakandi district in Assam on 10th May 2019. The local administration imposed a curfew soon after the clash. Three police constables were among those injured. Several shops and motorbikes were also damaged. Prohibitory orders were imposed in Hailakandi town in Assam on Friday following the clash. Of those injured, the condition of three was stated to be critical, officials said, adding more than 15 vehicles were damaged and 12 shops vandalized in different parts of the town. Mohneesh Mishra, Hailakandi’s police chief, told Scroll.in that the clashes began when a group of Muslim men assembled on a public road in front of the old mosque at Marwari Patti and said they will offer prayers on the street. “The other group tried to stop [them] and that led to an argument,” said Mishra, while adding that heavy security had been deployed in the area. "An emergency has arisen, necessitating immediate action to ensure the speedy resumption of public order and tranquility. Therefore, considering the above facts and circumstances, section 144 of the CrPC (has been imposed) along with orders that nobody without a special permit can go about in public or leave their house within the limits of Hailakandi town with effect from 1:00 pm of 10th May 2019," the order signed by District Magistrate Keerthi Jalli read. The youth, who has been identified as 28-year-old Jamir Hussain, was being taken to hospital after he sustained bullet injuries after authorities opened fire during the communal violence in the town. But unfortunately, the youth died on the way to the hospital on Friday. He was a resident of Nayanpur in Hailakandi.

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Source of information News Report Place of incident Market
Number of victims 16 Identity of victim Muslims
Location of incident Market Was cross FIR filed 0
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Date of incident: May 10, 2019
Nature of Violence
  • Communal tension/Violence/Riot
  • Causal factors
  • Create Communal Riots / Clash
  • Number of people Killed 1
    No. of People Injured 15
    Name of the victim : Jamir Hussain(dead) and 15 other were Injured
    Name of Perpetrator 5
    State Assam
    District/City Hailakandi
    Party In Power / Incidents BJP - Bharatiya Janata Party
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