GUWAHATI: An All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) delegation on Friday called on Assam Home Secretary urging to lodge a case against state ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma and Pijush Hazarika for allegedly making communal comments.
The AIUDF team informed that both Sarma and Hazarika had made several derogatory comments while reacting to the reports of Ajmal Foundation owned by AIUDF Chief Badruddin Ajmal received funds from NGO’s having links with Islamic terror outfits.
They claimed that Sarma has targeted Muslims and poor farmers when the latter stated that a particular community was trying to kill the Assamese community by mixing chemicals in vegetables.
Earlier, a right-wing leader close to the ruling BJP in Assam has lodged a complaint with the city police against Ajmal Foundation. The FIR was lodged based on a report by the Legal Rights Observatory (LRO), a legal rights body, in which it alleged that Ajmal Foundation has received funds from some foreign agencies, reportedly linked to terror groups.
Sources in city police said that Ajmal Foundation has been charged with sections of the Indian Penal Code and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, which prohibit acceptance and utilisation of foreign contributions for any activities “detrimental to the national interest”.
Rejecting the claims, Ajmal said that such complaints were politically motivated and meant to malign his party, which has an alliance with the Congress in Assam.