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GUWAHATI: Claims that there have been chants of “Pakistan zindabad”, allegedly by some supporters of Assam’s All India United Democratic Entrance (AIUDF) whereas greeting celebration chief and MP Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, have triggered protests in Assam.
A 1.12-minute video of the incident has gone viral on social media. Scores of AIUDF supporters had turned up outdoors the Silchar airport in southern Assam’s Cachar district on Thursday to greet Ajmal.
Assam’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma was amongst those that condemned the controversial slogan.
“Have a look at the brazenness of those fundamentalists anti-national people who find themselves shouting PAKISTAN ZINDABAD whereas they welcome MP @BadruddinAjmal,” Sarma tweeted.
He mentioned the incident had totally uncovered the Congress which was allegedly encouraging such forces by inching nearer to forge an alliance with the AIUDF.
“We will combat them tooth and nail. Jai Hind,” the Minister additional wrote on the micro running a blog web site.
BJP nationwide common secretary and MP, Dilip Saikia, additionally took exception to the incident. “What was their motive behind shouting the Pakistan zindabad slogan?” he requested.
Palash Changmai, who’s the overall secretary of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chhatra Parishad, demanded the fast arrest of the culprits. “We condemn it. Those that shouted the slogan should be booked instantly and motion taken towards them as per the legislation,” he demanded.
The AIUDF claimed none of its supporters had chanted the slogan.
“Our supporters shouted Ajmal zindabad, AIUDF zindabad slogans. The cost that they shouted Pakistan zindabad slogan is a political conspiracy hatched towards us by the BJP. We have now sought a probe into the incident,” AIUDF spokesman Aminul Islam mentioned.
He added that if certainly someone shouted the Pakistan zindabad slogan, it needed to be the handiwork of the ruling BJP.
The police mentioned they had been probing it. No criticism was lodged with the police up to now.
“We have now obtained the video footage. We’re analyzing it,” Cachar Superintendent of Police BL Meena informed this newspaper.
Not too long ago, Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed stirred a hornet’s nest by backing a proposal of an Meeting panel for the establishing of a “Miya Museum” on the precincts of Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, inbuilt Guwahati in reminiscence of saint-reformer Sankardeva. The demand had made Sarma to threaten to place Ahmed behind bars. The time period Miya in Assam is attributed to the Bengali Muslims.
Whereas the Congress is working onerous to kind a grand alliance of opposition events forward of the Meeting elections due early subsequent yr, the BJP has been important of “Mughal aggression”, “love jihad” and so forth in latest instances.