File image of Dhing AIUDF legislator Aminul Islam

AIUDF MLA of Assam’s Dhing constituency, Aminul Islam, has sparked another controversy on Wednesday saying that Ahoms are not indigenous people in Assam.

Islam claimed that Bengali-speaking Miya Muslims who migrated from East Pakistan or erstwhile Bengal province belong to the indigenous community of the State.

The Dhing legislator was quoted as saying in reports, “Ahoms came from Yunnan province of China-Myanmar boder. That province was never a part of India. They came from a foreign land.”

“Our ancestors came from a district which was a part of undivided India. Why we are not indigenous?” Islam stated.

This has sparked off a row outraging different sections of the society.

Notably, Chaolung Sukaphaa and other kings of the historic Ahom regime are remembered with reverence for their role in forming ‘Bor Asom’ or ‘Greater Assam’.


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