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Watch | An Eviction Protest, Police Firing and 2 Deaths: What Led to the Brutality in Assam?

Horrific visuals of police brutality have emerged from an eviction drive in the Sipajhar area of Darrang district of Assam on Thursday, showing policemen opening fire at a man and thrashing him. A photographer, identified by news agency PTI as Bijay Shankar Baniya, is also seen assaulting the man, who appears to have a bullet wound in his chest.

The Wire's national affairs editor Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty and senior editor Arfa Khanum Sherwani discuss the politics of the region, the conflicting versions and what this means for the future of Assam.

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