In yet one more assertion that’s positive to courtroom controversy, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma as we speak mentioned that Muslims constitutes 35 per cent of Assam’s inhabitants and can’t be thought-about a minority within the northeastern state anymore. He additionally evoked the 1990 exodus of Kashmiri Hindus and added that “it is the responsibility of Muslims” within the state to allay fears of different communities that Assam could turn out to be like it’s proven within the Bollywood film ‘The Kashmir Recordsdata‘.
Talking throughout a debate on the Governor’s deal with within the price range session of the Assam meeting, Mr Sarma mentioned, “At present individuals from Muslim group are leaders in opposition, MLAs and have equal alternative and wield energy. So, it’s their responsibility to make sure that the rights of tribal individuals are protected and their lands will not be encroached upon. There isn’t a have to encroach on the lands of tribals residing within the sixth schedule space. If Bora and Kalita (Assamese surnames) haven’t settled on these land, Islam and Rahman (Muslim surnames) should additionally chorus from settling in these lands.”
The Chief Minister additional mentioned that “energy comes with duty” and as Muslims represent 35 per cent of Assam’s inhabitants, it’s “their responsibility to guard the minorities right here”.
“The Assamese individuals are underneath concern. There may be concern that tradition and civilisation will probably be protected. Concord is two-way visitors. Let Muslims speak in regards to the safety of Sankari tradition, Sattriya tradition…there will probably be concord. Ten years again, we weren’t minorities however now we’re,” Mr Sarma added.
Drawing parallels with the Kashmiri Hindus who had been compelled to flee their properties, Mr Sarma mentioned, “Individuals ask me if Assamese individuals will face the identical destiny as Kashmiri Pandits. Ten years down the road, will Assam be like it’s proven within the Bollywood film ‘The Kashmir Recordsdata‘? It’s the responsibility of Muslims to allay our concern. Muslims should behave like a majority and provides us assurance that there will probably be no repeat of Kashmir right here.”
Following glowing endorsements of Vivek Agnihotri directed ‘The Kashmir Recordsdata‘ by a number of BJP leaders, together with the Prime Minister, BJP-ruled states have exempted it from leisure tax and are actively selling it. The Assam Chief Minister additionally watched the film along with his cupboard colleagues and on Tuesday introduced that state authorities staff can avail themselves of a half-day depart to observe it. The film, which is predicated on the exodus of Kashmiri Hindus from the valley within the Nineteen Nineties, has been hotly debated with even PM Modi leaping in with a swipe at its critics.