Naharkatia: Members of the Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad, Assam (TAYPA) on Thursday burnt the effigy of AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam for his remark that Ahoms were not indigenous people of Assam.
Around 50 activists took part in the protest. They kicked the effigy of Aminul Islam and then burnt the effigy at Moran Tiniali, Naharkatia. They shouted various slogans against the MLA.
Aminul Islam, the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA representing Dhing constituency in Assam’s Nagaon, has gained notoriety for claiming that Ahoms are not indigenous to Assam, while saying at the same time that Miya-Muslims who migrated from neighbouring Bangladesh are the actual sons of the soil. The AIUDF MLA, while speaking in a meeting, said that Bengali-speaking Muslims who migrated from East Pakistan or erstwhile Bengal province belong to the indigenous community of the State. He said that Ahoms came from Yunnan and this part was never part of India.
DEMOW: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thowra Yuba Morcha burnt the effigy of Aminul Islam, MLA of Dhing constituency, in Demow Chariali at NH-37 Road on Thursday evening in protest against the MLA’s alleged comments on the Ahom community. BJP Thowra Yuba Morcha activists shouted various slogans against Aminul Islam. They demanded that he should stop the politics over the Ahom community and that he should apologize for his alleged remarks.