Muslim make up 34% in Assam prisons, 61% convicted, 49% under-trail: Report

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Muslims of Assam

By Muslim Mirror

In Assam prisons, in 2021, 61% of convicts and 49% of undertrials were Muslims, while the community’s share of the state’s population was 34%, according to Prison statistics of India.

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Despite constitutional protections, Muslims in the state nevertheless experience prejudice, intolerance, and violence. Himanta Biswa Sarma, the state’s chief minister, is well-known for his rhetorical attacks on Muslims.

There were 161 incidents of police action in Assam, since Sarma assumed office, in which 51 people were killed and 139 others injured. At least 22 Muslims were among those killed, according to Maktoob Media.

According to the latest data, in 2021, 30% of all prisoners in Indian jails were Muslim. As of 2011, the Muslim population in the country’s stands at only 14.2 percent.

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