Assam CM

Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Abdul Khaleque on Wednesday filed an FIR against Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma over a statement where the CM termed the Gorukhuti incident as an act of revenge.

The MP stated that betraying his oath on the constitution the Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has maliciously given a communal color to what was supposed to be an executive exercise.

He added, “The Gorukhuti eviction saw the brutal killings of Moinul Hoque and Sheikh Farid. Houses of the residents of Gorukhuti residents were burnt to the ground by calling such horrendous acts revenge.”

The FIR by the MP further added, “Himanta Biswa Sarma has not only justified the killings and arson committed to their, the legality of which is sub-judice before the Gauhati High Court but he has gone far ahead and has Communalized the whole exercise – the target of which was the Muslim population living there.”

Khaleque further added that the rampant Human Rights violations at Gorukhuti were preceded by multiple utterances of the Chief Minister targeted towards the particular community.

“The hate created by the CM constant denigration of the Muslim community manifested itself in the egregious acts of a civilian – a government-hired photographer – who stomped on Moinul Hoque’s body while he was on his last breath had been gun down by the police”, the FIR added.

The MP further in the FIR added, “By calling the unfortunate events at Gorukhuti an act of Revenge for 1983 the Chief Minister is giving wanton provocation to people to commit further acts of rioting against the particular community of the state.”

The FIR further read that the instances of religious enmity in India and numerous and with every passing day, the incidents of communal flare-ups are on the rise.

Khaleque claimed that since he was in Delhi for the parliament session there has been a delay of 19 days in lodging the FIR.

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