Assam Jamiat alleges Muslim harassement in B'deshi detection

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Guwahati, Aug 8 (UNI) The Assam unit of the Jamiat Ulama today criticised the Congress government for its failure in detection and deportation of illegal Bangladeshi nationals and alleged that the Muslim community was being targeted in the name of fighting infiltration.

''The people of Muslim community are being harassed in the name of detection of Bangladeshis,'' state Jamiat Ulama president and MLA Badruddin Ajmal said here.

He claimed that hundreds of poor workers of the Muslim community, who were working as laboures in different North Eastern states and upper Assam, were being harassed.

These workers were deported from their work place by certain organisations, claiming that the former were Bangladeshis. But the state government has stated that they are genuine Indian nationals, he added.

Pointing to the role of students and youths in handing over suspected Bangladeshis to police, Mr Ajmal maintained that it was creating a law and order problem.

''The law should be allowed to take its process and such organisations should refrain from interfering,'' the Asom United Democratic Front (AUDF) chief added.

Referring to allegations of madrassas being used by militants, Mr Ajmal highlighted the active role played by the Jamiat Ulama in setting of these educational institutions and how these have benefited the rural and poor masses.

He also underscored the secular character of the Jamiat Ulama and added that it would never support or sponsor any terrorist activity.


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