GUWAHATI: State BJP leader Muminul Aowal has warned BJP's Hojai MLA Shiladitya Dev to tender an apology before the people of Assam for terming former AXX (Axam Xahitya Xabha) president Syed Abdul Malik an 'intellectual jehadi'.
Talking to the media on Saturday, Aowal said, "I condemn the BJP MLA for his comment against litterateur Malik. If you doesn't tender an apology publicly for your adverse comment on Malik, you'll have to face the music. Syed Malik is respected by all in Assam. He's one of the darlings of the people of Assam. Such a comment against Malik isn't acceptable to anyone in the State. "Since Malik was the former president of the AXX, the literary body should also take action against Dev. This apart, the AASU (All Assam Students' Union) and all other national and ethnic organizations of the State should also make their stands clear on the statement made by the MLA against Malik. Syed Malik is an indigenous Assamese belonging to the Goriyas. All indigenous Muslim organizations should also make their stand on this issue clear."
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