Guwahati: Top Muslim leaders from Assam on Monday hailed Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for his decision to constitute eight sub-groups to work towards stabilizing the state’s population among others.
These 8 sub-groups with representatives of indigenous Muslims will be formed to deliberate on issues for the minority community like health, education, skill development, cultural identity, financial inclusion, population stabilization, women empowerment etc.
On Monday, the All India United Democratic Front chief and Dhubri MP Badruddin Ajmal welcomed the chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s decision saying, “The step taken by the chief minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma thinking about the minority community is appreciated. If compared with other communities, minority community people are worst affected in the state in terms of health, education etc.”
MP Ajmal added, “We expect that all the minority communities will be benefitted from the constitution of the eight sub-groups. The AIUDF party also believes that in the larger context of the issues, the chief minister will also hold meetings regarding various issues of the minority community with the public representatives, intellectuals, political parties, and minority organizations including representatives from char areas as well.”
Notably, CM Sarma on Sunday held an interactive session “Alaap Aru Alochana” with almost 150 intellectuals, writers, doctors, lecturers, social workers, historians, musicians from the religious minority communities of Assam.
The chief minister also mentioned that in the coming next two to three months, the Government of Assam will hold series of meetings on population management.
Meanwhile, speaking to TIME8, Congress MLA from Baghbar constituency, Sherman Ali said, “I support Assam Government’s population policy. Migrant Muslim community people are also a part of Assamese communities. Even the Asom Sahitya Sabha (literary organisation of Assam) has also endorsed this community people.”
MLA Ali also urged the CM Sarma-led BJP government to give up communal politics and focus on the state’s developmental issues.
During the conversion, MLA Ali remained firm on his demand for Miya Museum at the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, Guwahati.
Last year, MLA Sherman Ali was criticized by Assam Government for his demand for a museum reflecting the culture and heritage of the people living in Char-Chaporis of Assam.
Former Assam Cabinet Minister, presently chief minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma also threatened to jail Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed for his demands.