On May 2, 2023, a police complaint was filed against Badruddin Ajmal, an Indian politician and member of parliament from the state of Assam, for allegedly making derogatory comments against the Hindu community. The complaint was filed by a local resident of Assam, who claimed that Ajmal had made the comments during a public gathering in the state.
The complainant alleged that Ajmal had referred to the Hindu community in a derogatory manner, and had made comments that could incite communal tensions in the state. The complaint has been registered under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion, race, etc., and acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony.
Ajmal, who is the founder and chief of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), has not yet responded to the allegations. However, the AIUDF has issued a statement in which it has accused the ruling party in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), of attempting to malign Ajmal’s image ahead of the upcoming state elections.
The police have stated that they are investigating the matter and will take appropriate action as per the law. Communal tensions have been a sensitive issue in Assam in the past, and any incident that can potentially incite such tensions is viewed with great concern by the authorities.
According to news reports, a police complaint has been filed against Assam’s opposition leader Badruddin Ajmal for making “derogatory” comments against the state’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The complaint was lodged by a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker in Assam’s Nalbari district, alleging that Ajmal had made derogatory comments against the Chief Minister during an election rally in the district.
The complaint reportedly cites a video of Ajmal’s speech, in which he allegedly referred to Sarma as a “communal and divisive” leader. The BJP worker has accused Ajmal of trying to “sow seeds of communalism” and create a rift between different communities in the state.
Badruddin Ajmal is the leader of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) and a Member of Parliament from Dhubri constituency in Assam. The AIUDF is a regional political party that has a significant support base among the state’s Muslim population. Ajmal has been a vocal critic of the ruling BJP in the state, particularly over its handling of issues such as the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).