Madani's statement stirs up hornet's nest in Assam

Local Muslims ban Madani from entering State

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 15: Driven by their common cause – keeping the age-old Hindu-Muslim bond on the land of Sankar-Azan intact, the indigenous Muslims of the State have banned Jamiat-Ulama-e-Hind president Arshad Madani from entering Assam.

Sadou Asom Goriya-Moriya-Desi Jatiya Parishad (SAGMDJP) reacted sharply to the statement made by Madani on NRC update in Assam that the cancellation of panchayat certificates as NRC documents would make Assam another Myanmar. “Our memory serves us well that Madani has all along been trying to give the issue of Bangladeshis staying illegally in Assam a commul colour since when the Assam Agitation started. This is not all. It was Madani who had warned former Assam Chief Minister Hiteswar Saikia of toppling his government within five minutes for the latter making a statement that Assam had around 40 lakh Bangladeshis. The people of Assam haven’t forgotten that as yet. We’re not going to forgive anyone who wants to put hurdles in NRC update.”

The parishad said: “Apart from Madani, a section of parties, organizations and individuals living off the land is also making strategies to derail the NRC update exercise. We’ve also kept our eyes peeled for them. We’ve registered our protest against the design hatched to derail NRC update and the statement made by Madani. We’ve banned the entry of Madani to Assam. We appeal to the government to ban the entry of Madani to the State so as to foil his bid to derail NRC update.”

Assam witnessed a statewide protest on Wednesday against Madani’s statement on NRC update. Parishad members were seen burning effigies of Madani and Jamiat-Ulama-e-Hind in various parts of the State.

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