GUWAHATI: In a major move taken by the Bongaigaon district administration, an order has been issued to demolish another madrassa situated in Assam's Jogighopa area in Bongaigaon.
This comes after the arrest of Mufti Hafizur Rahman, who was a teacher at the Madrassa.
Hafizur Rahman stayed at the Madrassa as a teacher while carrying out jihadi activities from the premises of the religious institution.
The eviction notice was despatched by the Bongaigaon administration after the Goalpara police arrested the Mufti.
Several bulldozers were seen conducting the demolition of the Markazul MaArif Quariayana Madrasa located at Kabaitary Part-IV village, which falls under Jogighopa Police Station. The Bongaigaon district administration deployed security personnel in force in the area.
This is the third madrasa to be razed by the Assam government following the arrests of 37 persons including the Imam and madrasa teachers on charges of being linked to terror outfits Al Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT).
There were reports that some militants disguised as religious teachers had sneaked into the state and silently gone ahead with their subversive and anti-state activities.
Last night, 224 students were evacuated from the two-storied building and another structure that housed the teaching and assistant staff of the madrassa.
Earlier, the Barpeta District Administration dismantled a madrasa – Jamiul Huda Islamic Academy – located at Dhakaliapara in the Barpeta district for its involvement in jihadi activities.
According to ADC (law and order) Lachit Kumar Das, since 2019, Mohammad Suman, an Al Qaeda member, has been carrying out jihadi activities as a teacher. Under the supervision of Mohammad Suman, this madrasa became the epicentre of jihadi activities, the ADC said.
All these came to light after Mohammed Suman, madrassa principal Mamudul Rashid and another teacher Abbas Ali fell into the trap of the police.
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