New Delh/ Guwahati , Jan 25 :The Assam Police on Saturday filed a case against activist Sharjeel Imam for allegedly suggesting that the state be “cut off” from the rest of India in a speech made in New Delhi
Earlier in the day, Assam minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had called Imam’s alleged remarks “seditious” and said the state would file a complaint.
Additional Director General of Police GP Singh said Imam had been booked under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act in Guwahati.
Earlier, In a fresh turn of developments, Assam Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Biswa Sarma hit out at Sarjeel, the main organiser of Shaheen Bagh protest, saying that the state government will register a case against him for stating that “Assam should be cut off from the rest of India.”
While speaking to ANI, Sarma said, “The main organiser of Shaheen Bagh protest (in Delhi), Sarjeel has said that Assam should be cut off from the rest of India. The state government has taken cognizance of this seditious statement and has decided to register a case against him.”
Sarma made the statement hours after a clip of former Jawaharlal Nehru University student Sharjeel Imam making controversial remarks was shared by BJP leader Sambit Patra. In the few minutes long videos, Imam can be heard saying that Muslims are in such numbers that they can cut out the entire Northeast from the rest of India.
( With ANI inputs)