Guwahati: Assam Police has registered a case against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma for making hate speech against Muslims. The FIR was registered on the complaint of Rajya Sabha MP Ajit Bhuyan. Ajit Bhuyan lodged a complaint at the Dispur police station in Assam.
According to the complaint, a closer examination of the statement reveals that the intention is to incite enmity between different groups on the basis of religion and caste. The Assam Police also clarified that such statements are meant to create division among various communities in the state.
Himanta Biswa Sharma’s controversial comment was that Miya Muslims are the reason for the rise in the price of vegetables. Businessmen and Vendors are from the Miya Muslim community. Chief Minister Sharma had also threatened that the shops running below the fly overs will be vacated. He said that they are selling at more prices from the people of Assam. He said that the farmers could never sell it at such a price. If they are removed, it will be a job opportunity for the youth of Assam.
Rajya Sabha MP Ajit Bhuyan accused the Chief Minister of joining the Bharatiya Janata Party to spread hatred between communities.
Meanwhile, the Trinamool Congress has written to the Supreme Court seeking action against Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma for racially abusing Muslims.