GU girl student’s Facebook post “celebrating Pakistan’s joy” triggers massive row


A female Gauhati University research scholar is at the centre of a massive controversy after a post she made on popular social social networking site Facebook “celebrating Pakistan’s joy” went viral with police taking suo moto cognizance and initiating a probe.

Rehna Sultana, a Ph.D scholar of the varsity hailing from Sontoli on the outskirts of Guwahati (as mentioned in her Facebook Bio), wrote on Facebook claiming to have ate a particular variety of meat to support Pakistan’s joy.

“Ate **** today to support celebrate Pakistan’s joy. What I eat depends on my tastebuds. But don’t create a controversy and show your character hearing about ****,” the status update that was probably made on Eid-uz-Zuha but was later deleted read.


The incident created a massive furore across Assam with many people demanding that she be arrested and action taken against her for her anti-national and pro-Pakistant rant.

“We are investigating and have already registered a GD entry. The Jakukbari IC is probing the incident,” Guwahati Police Commissioner Deepak Kumar told News Live.

Incidentally, Rehna was also involved with ‘Miya Kobita’, a set of poems that had earlier created a flutter following a video that falsely claimed alleged discrimination towards Bengali-speaking Muslims in Assam, particularly during the ongoing NRC update process.