Goalpara. In Goalpara, Assam, Congress MLA Aftabuddin Mulla has been arrested by the police on charges of giving hate speech. Congress MLA Aftabuddin Mulla had made derogatory remarks on Hindus and priests. The Congress MLA was arrested when he was at the house of another MLA, Wajed Ali Chaudhary.
Assam- Congress MLA Aftabuddin Mollah denigrates Hindus, says “Wherever there is a Rape, always a “Sadhu” (Hindu Priest) or “Namghoria” (care taker of Vaisnav Prayer House) are involved. They blame Muslims to hide their own sins committed by Hindu Priests.
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According to the complaint given to the police, Aftabuddin Mulla had said in a public meeting in Goalpara on November 4 that where there are Hindus, wrong things happen there. He had also said that the temple priests and the caretakers of the naamghars are rapists. In this matter, a case was registered against Aftabuddin Mulla in Dispur police station under sections 153A, 295A, 505(2). The Assam leadership of Congress had also sent a show cause notice to Aftabuddin Mulla for making a controversial statement.
The statement of Congress MLA Aftabuddin Mulla had created anger. He has been accused of trying to create conflict between two communities of the society. In this case, Assam Police took immediate action and arrested the Congress MLA. Congress was also facing political dilemma in this matter. After which Assam Congress also issued a show cause notice to its MLA Aftabuddin. If the charge of creating ill will between two sections of the society is proved in the court, the Congress MLA may face strict punishment. If Aftabuddin Mulla is found guilty and gets a punishment of more than 2 years, he will also lose his legislative capacity.