Ajmal writes to Modi on Madrassa holiday
BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
GUWAHATI, Dec 1: AIUDF chief Badruddin Ajmal has written to Prime Minister rendra Modi and Union HRD minister Prakash Javadekar seeking their intervention over the alleged objectioble remark made by State Education minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday holiday in Madrassas of the State. “Himanta Biswa Sarma threatened madrassa heads of Assam for taking action if they would continue to observe weekly-off on Fridays. Moreover, he broke all moral, secular and democratic barriers apart by saying that ‘Madrassas remain closed on Fridays in Pakistan and Bangladesh, not in India. We will not allow the closure of Madrassas on Friday’, Ajmal has said. Ajmal said there are many states in the country including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh where government runs Madrassas observe Friday as weekly holiday. “This is a matter of serious concern that a minister, who took oath for protection of secular and democratic values of the country, is making commul remarks contagiously against Muslim community just for his pity political gains. The poisoned statement rather threat from a minister may lead to commul tension in the State,” said Ajmal.