Prophet Remark: Assam on alert; CM Sarma advocates harmony

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On Friday, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee lodged FIR against Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal
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On Friday, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee lodged FIR against Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal

Guwahati: Assam government was on high alert and keeping a close look on any untoward situation so that no communal clash broke in the state after violence and protests erupted in several parts of India on Friday against the disparaging remarks made by two Bharatiya Janata Party spokespersons about Prophet Muhammad.

On Saturday, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government was ready to check on any such incident.

Sarma said, “I don’t have any personal opinion in connection to the matter. Already the Centre has made its stand clear. Assam government is alert and taking measures so that no such untoward incident takes place. Peace and harmony should be maintained.”

Sources said that state police have already alerted the districts located along Assam-Bangladesh to keep a sharp vigilance on any kind of nuisance and anti-peace activities.

On Friday, Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) lodged FIR against suspended BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma and Naveen Jindal, expelled media cell head of BJP’s Delhi unit for their ‘controversial’ statement against Prophet Mohammad.

APCC in its FIR lodged at city’s Bhangagarh police station said that the duo’s statements were not only derogatory but has also tarnished the image of Indian civilization and has affected the country’s age old unity and integrity amidst diversity.

Already, several Muslim-majority countries have condemned India after Nupur Sharma made the remarks during a debate on television channel on May 26, while Naveen Jindal, who was media head of the BJP’s Delhi unit, had posted a tweet on June 1 about the Prophet. He deleted the tweet later.

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