Stop bulldozing madrassas: All India United Democratic Front to Assam CM

A madrassa being demolished in Assam.

Guwahati: All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) supremo and Lok Sabha member Badruddin Ajmal has urged Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma to stop bulldozing madrassas.

Ajmal’s request came after the Bongaigaon district administration bulldozed Markazul Ma’arif-u-Kariyana Madrassa, a private-run Madrasa, at Kabaitari in the Jogighopa area on Wednesday, news agency IANS reported.

“Such actions are a direct attack on the education of children in the minority dominated areas of Assam. Madrasas are public properties and these cannot be demolished without any prior legal notice,” the AIUDF chief was quoted as saying while addressing the reporters.

Saying that the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has stopped using bulldozers, Ajmal urged the Assam Chief Minister to stop such unethical plans.

Accusing the RSS for the plan of bulldozing madrasas, he said: “If any person is arrested for his link with militant organisations or any kind of anti-national activities, the government can initiate action against such individual as per the law. Madrasas never teach hatred or communalism and demolishing them is illegal and unethical. Demolishing Madrasa is denying of education of children specifically for Muslim children.”

AIUDF has 15 MLAs in the 126-member Assam assembly. With the demolishing of Bongaigaon madrasa, the Assam government bulldozed three madrasas after the arrest of 37 people in little over a month.


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