The Assam authorities right now knowledgeable the state legislative meeting that since 2016, 84 folks have been arrested in Assam for being suspects in radical jihadi terror modules. 40 of those have been arrested this yr within the ongoing investigations into Al-Qaeda backed terror modules within the state, in reference to which three Madrassas have been bulldozed, and one different has been demolished by locals.
The state authorities in a written reply to a query additionally acknowledged that out of 40 terror suspected held in instances associated to Al-Qaeda In The Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) linked modules, solely 10 have hyperlinks to Madrassas. This comes at a time when, solely final week, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that the personal Madrassas razed had been Al-Qaeda workplaces.
The chief of the opposition events have demanded a dialogue on Madrassa demolitions within the five-day-long autumn session of the state meeting that began right now.
“We’d like additional dialogue on the Madrassa difficulty for the reason that authorities had claimed that Madrassas are centres of jihadi actions, however right now in reply to my query the federal government stated out of 84 individuals arrested in connection to terror module instances since 2016, solely 10 have hyperlinks to Madrassas. This contradicts the claims of the federal government about Madrassas being terror hubs,” stated Assam’s chief of the opposition and Congress MLA Debabrata Saikia.
On August 29, after a personal Madrassa within the Barpeta district was demolished by the administration after it was claimed that the ability was constructed illegally on authorities land and was getting used as a coaching camp for terror actions, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had stated, “That is the second Madrassa now we have demolished [in Assam] as these establishments had been getting used as a hub for terrorism.”
The opposite key opposition celebration — AIUDF — has additionally questioned the Chief Minister’s stand, based mostly on the reply given on the ground of the home right now.
“It’s not an accurate coverage to demolish an academic establishment, be it faculty or Madrassa simply because a trainer was related to a terror outfit. The ULFA, NDFB cadres had been additionally college students of some faculty. We’re with the federal government for crackdown towards terror teams, however do not assist Madrassa demolitions. So, we’ll elevate it in meeting,” stated Rafikul Islam, AIUDF MLA.
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