Extrajudicial killing are not new to Assam: Ask residents of Dipila village in Sipajhar
A school stands in the place of the camps where the 22 Batallion of BSF was positioned on July 27, 1991

Assam is marred with stories of extra-judicial killings in the past. Thousands of families have lost their near and dear ones when insurgency was at its peak. And while the past has its own truth to tell, the recent spate of encounters of alleged criminals in the first six months of the Himanta Biswa government has reminded the region that the phenomenon of extra-judicial killings is only here to stay. But what else also stays is the horror and trauma that extrajudicial killings leave in its aftermath, no matter how many decades pass on.

Ask the residents of Dipila, a village in Sipajhar Tehsil in Darrang District of Assam, about July 27, 1991.

It was a dreadfully humid afternoon and......


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