Yakub Ali, 22, had Eid home is gone. House was a village called Khutamari in the Goalpara district of Assam. Khutamari could be a postcard of Assam Tourism. Plenty of trees, jute and rice, and right on the south bank of the Brahmaputra.
Ali was shot dead by the police in Assam Friday morning. It was part of a protest that was violently: a protest against the alleged harassment of Muslims by the state for false accusations of being illegal immigrants, or “D-electors” as they call them in Khutamari.
D-vote is a class of voters in Assam have been défracinés by the electoral commission, due to lack of legal citizenship documents.
Ali, who worked as a motor operator in several parts of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, was reached a few kilometers from his house, a few meters from where his brother’s body was found there two years.
His brother was on a motorcycle when a truck hit him in the back, killing him instantly. In April of this year, Yakub Ali married his brother’s widow and became the stepfather to his 5-year-old nephew and his 7-year-old sister.
The day after the assassination of Ali, the information showed that the “crowd” of the protest was violent and that Ali was a victim of clashes between demonstrators and police.
But Hussain Ali Madani, who recorded the incident on his mobile phone, insists that the police used violence without provocation – and the news reports parrot the police version without a doubt.
Madani is a political activist and “Facebook reporter” who says he implements videos and injustice images on the social media platform and tries to make the “viral”.
On Saturday, he was not part of the Protestant crowd. Instead, he was part of a group of local journalists who accompanied police to the protest. “I felt something was wrong,” Madani said. “So I decided to go ahead despite not having a press card.”
Madani shot two videos in the morning. The first, according to the time stamp on his phone, was shot at 11:21. It begins with a group of people approaching National Road 37 to the south end of Setu Naranarayan from a two-storey bridge over the Brahmaputra, which connects with Goalpara Bongaingoan Distrct.
Demonstrators – between 400 and 500, according to police estimates – and some signs held a banner, and issue slogans. “We will not tolerate harassment of Indian Muslim citizens – Inquilab Zindabad,” we can hear.
The group is then led by staff of the Assam Police Force and Reserve Force for the center, led by the officer in charge of Sadar Barpeta police station, Dimbeshwar Roy.
Roy pushes and pushes some demonstrators in the front, grabbed the flags, tears and asked the protesters to show his letter of permission to protest on the site. The leader of the group, a lawyer named Nazrul Islam, told Roy he had informed the police.
Roy replied that the indication is not authorized. Secondly, Roy lifts his stick and goes to Islam. The other officers and soldiers of the Central Reserved Police Force behind their lead and defeat other demonstrators. Soon there was agitation, and people are common to run over by.