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JUH may float new political party
Milli Gazette Online
Guwahati: The minority organisations in Assam have decided to rally behind Jamiat Ulema-e Hind (JUH) after being fed up with the "ill-treatment" meted out by the ruling Congress Party. The JUH is giving a serious thought to the idea of floating a new political platform before the Assembly elections in
Senior JUH leaders said that the United Minority Front, the Markazi Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and the All-Assam Minority Students Union have extended their support to the president of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Asad Madni for his remark against chief minister Tarun Gogoi at a public meeting in
These organisations have not only justified the remarks of Maulana Madni against Gogoi, but also expressed their willingness to join hands with JUH in its fight for the rights of minorities in the state. A senior leader of JUH said on the condition of anonymity that the organisation was seriously exploring the possibility of floating a new political platform before the assembly elections.
Maulana Madni has set a deadline of six months for the ruling Congress government to fulfill their commitment given to minority people of the state.
The JUH had supported the Congress in the last Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state. Relations between Gogoi and the Jamiat started deteriorating after a rally in Guwahati on April 3 in which Maulana Madni had criticised the ruling party and blamed Gogoi for ignoring the minorities.
Addressing the rally which was organised by the JUH’s Assam unit Maulana Madni threatened to overthrow Gogoi government, when Gogoi and AICC general secretary Chandan Bagchi were also sitting on the dais along side him, if the government failed to provide permanent land settlement and citizenship certificates to Muslims living in the state’s Char area (river islands) within six months. Maulana Madni said that the minority community’s patience was running out as the Congress government had failed to address its genuine grievances.
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