The Gauhati High Court, on Wednesday, will hear a case against AIUDF MLA from Assam – Karim Uddin Barbhuyan that alleges that the legislator faked his educational qualification. 

Barbhuyan in his affidavit, which was submitted to the Election Commission of India (ECI) prior to the Assam Assembly election 2021, claimed that he had cleared his graduation from Choudhury Charan Singh University in Meerut in the year 2019. 

But, Barbhuyan in his affidavit submitted to the ECI during the 2016 Assembly election, claimed that he had passed the higher secondary examination in 1987. 

However, the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) said that Barbhuyan had appeared in the Higher Secondary final examination in 1987, but did not clear it. 

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The All-India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader emerged victorious in the Assam Assembly election 2021 from Cachar’s Sonai constituency. 

In the 2016 Assembly election, Barbhuyan faced defeat and the Sonari seat was won by Aminul Haque Laskar of the BJP. 

Barbhuyan defeated Aminul Haque Laskar by securing over 70,000 votes in the last Assembly polls. 

But, Laskar approached the Gauhati High Court and lodged a case against MLA Barbhuyan for faking his educational qualification. 

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Laskar had said, “In his affidavit, Karimuddin Barbhuiyan has revealed that he has completed his Graduation in 2019 from Choudhury Charan Singh University. But responding to an RTI, the university has said that Karimuddin Barbhuyan’s name isn’t there among students who graduated in 2019.” 

Laskar said while the AIUDF MLA is claiming that he completed his graduation in distance education mode, “the university does not have a distance education facility”. 

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