Assam Govt. to register case against Sharjeel Imam: Himanta Biswa Sarma


GUWAHATI: Assam government has decided to register a case against Shaheen Bagh protest mastermind and former JNU student Sharjeel Imam who made a controversial statement saying that Assam should be cut off from the rest of India.

Addressing a press meet at Janata Bhawan in Guwahati today, Assam health, finance and education minister Dr. Himanata Biswa Sarma said, “State government has taken cognizance of this seditious statement. This statement is aimed to create a law and order situation in the state of Assam. So, on this statement, state government has decided to register a case against this particular individual.”

“We are going to pursue this case and bring this person under law so that he can be punished,” Dr. Sarma added.

Minister Sarma also criticised the ongoing anti-CAA protests saying that the agitation whether it is at Shaheen Bagh or in the rest of India, it has been masterminded by some members of a particular community who want to destroy India and create another Pakistan out of it.

The former JNUSU member and Shaheen Bagh Coordination committee chief Sharjeel reportedly made the controversial statement at a protest saying, “Do you know what is happening to Assamese Muslims? NRC is already applied there. They have been put in detention centres. We may come to know that in 6-8 months all Bengalis have been killed – Hindu or Muslim. If we want to help Assam, then we will have to stop the way to Assam for the Indian Army and other supplies.”

According to a Republic TV report, Sharjeel instructed Muslims in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh on Friday to cut off Assam from India by blocking the railways, roads. Claiming the detention of Assamese Muslims in the state’s camps due to exclusion from NRC, Imam is seen instigating Muslims to ‘use their anger productively’.

“If we have 5 lakh organised people then we can permanently cut north-east from India or at least for one month. It is our responsibility to isolate Assam from India, then only they will listen to us,” said Sharjeel.

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