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NHRC orders Assam government to pay compensation to victim thrashed by mob for selling beef

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has ordered the Assam governemnt to pay a compensation of Rupees one lakh to the person who was thrashed by a mob for selling  beef at his tea stall in the Biswanath district of the state.

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Besides ordering the compensation for Shaukat Ali, the victim who was roughed up by the mob in the presence of a few policemen at the Madhupur weekly market in Biswanath Chariali on April 7 for selling beef, the commission also pulled up the Chief Secretary for not responding to a show-cause notice.

It also took a serious note of the fact that the Assam Director General of Police (DGP) has not submitted the action taken report against the guilty persons in the case.

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