Assam BJP will launch a massive fight against cases of love Jihad ahead of upcoming State Assembly polls, said finance minister and BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himanta Biswa Sarma.

Sarma said this on Sunday while addressing the state executive of BJP’s Mahila Morcha at Dibrugarh.

Sarma said, “Social media is a new menace since it is helping in the promotion of love Jihad. Through social media, the Assamese girls are falling prey to love Jihad. This is cultural aggression on our society and later these girls might have to face talaq.”

“When the BJP comes back to power, we will make sure that no Assamese girl is trolled, harrassed or become a victim of love Jihad on social media in the hand of people with hidden identity. We will put them (those harras Assamese girls) into prison. We will have to start a new fight against lover Jihad,” said Sarma.

“The people, who belong to the same culture that of Maulana Badruddin Ajmal are behind love Jihad in Assam and they are a threat for Assam. These particular people are creating chaos in the society by forcing the Hindu girls to convert,” Sarma alleged.

Sarma further said, “500-600 years back, the nation was facing the aggression of Aurangzeb and Babar and now, we have a similar challenge. In this modern era, we have a problem dealing with people like Ajmal. Our (Assamese) society is facing threat from the culture of the Ajmal, in lower and middle Assam. The culture and traditions of the Assamese Satra have been destroyed.”

The minister claimed the BJP-led government has been able to make 14,000 hectares of land encroachment-free and give it to the landless indigenous people.

He also highlighted how the government has been able to curb rhino poaching in Kaziranga.

“In every five years, five constituencies are going to the hands of Ajmal,” Sarma claimed.

Sarma reiterated that the ‘battle of Saraighat is not over’.

BJP has christened the 2016 Assembly elections as the ‘last battle of Saraighat’, the battle of Saraighat was a naval battle fought in 1671 between the Mughal Empire and the Ahom Kingdom.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: