Demolished madrasas were Al-Qaeda offices, says Assam CM


Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday said that all madrassas that were recently demolished in the state were “not madrassas but Al-Qaeda offices”.

Speaking to the media CM Sarma said, “We demolished two-three and now the public is coming to demolish others. The Muslim community is coming to demolish, saying that they don’t want a madrassa where the work of Al-Qaeda is done.”

The remarks came soon after a fourth madrasa in Assam was demolished on Tuesday, this time by local residents of Pakhuria Char in Assam’s Goalpara district.

The Assam Police on Tuesday claimed that people have demolished a madrassa and a house adjacent to it in Goalpara district in protest against the alleged use of the institute’s premises for ‘jihadi’ activities. According to the police, the locals have accused two Bangladeshis, who are currently absconding, of using the premises of the madrasa for such work.