Assam BJP minority cell chief Syed Muminul Awal on February 12th, 2020, slammed the All India Democratic United Front’s Dhing legislator Aminul Islam for allegedly saying that the Ahoms in Assam are not indigenous.
“His remark that the Ahoms are not indigenous is unfortunate,” Awal said in a press conference in Guwahati today.
He further accused Islam of favouring the Bangladesh origin Muslims. “Government should take necessary steps on Aminul Islam’s remark. Such type of remarks hurts the sentiments of the people,” he added.
In a counter-attack, Islam said, “The Bharatiya Janata Party misinterpreted my remark. I did not say that the Ahoms are not indigenous people. I had questioned the BJP-led government if they can say that the Ahoms are not indigenous.”
The Biswanath wing of the Gariya Moria Deshi Jatiya Parishad burnt the effigy of Aminul Islam in Sootia today for allegedly opposing the government’s move to survey the indigenous Muslims of the state.