Assam Police have arrested five persons for pro-Pakistan posts on social media. The government is careful to not let Assam become second Kashmir, says Himanta Biswa Sarma
Guwahati: At a time when the Pulwama terror attack has disturbed and infuriated the nation, a youth was held on Tuesday after he raised “Pakistan zindabad” slogan at the Kamakhya temple in Guwahati.
A group of visitors caught the youth identified as Manoj Sinha after he raised “Pakistan zindabad” slogans at the Kamakhya temple. They charged him for promoting enmity and hurting the popular sentiments. Later, they handed over the youth to the police.
“We were informed that locals had caught a youth after he raised ‘Pakistan zindabad’ slogan at the Kamakhya temple. Immediately, a police team reached the spot and detained the youth. Locals alleged that the youth had made comments derogatory to the nation. A police investigation is going on,” an officer said.
Meanwhile, Assam Police have so far arrested five persons for their alleged pro-Pakistani posts on social media.
Police had arrested a student of Ledo College in Tinsukia district for his pro-Pakistani post on social media.
Police arrested three other persons named Mohammad Hafizur Rehman alias Sunny, Khairul Alam, Riyazul Haq and Saikul Alam from Tinsukia and Darrang district on similar charges.
Reacting to the anti-national remarks made by some youths of the state, Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday said that the anti-nationals would not be spared.
“The government is monitoring the situation and the anti-nationals will not be spared. The government is making sure Assam does not to become second Kashmir at any cost. A number of Rohingya Muslims have been spotted in the state recently. Rohingyas have been detected in many places. The state government has directed Assam Police to take necessary action regarding this matter. A fundamentalist group of Assam is trying to make Assam a safe shelter for Rohingyas,” the minister said.
A professor in Guwahati was arrested two days ago by the police over her alleged derogatory remarks against the Indian armed forces following the Pulwama terror attack.
Last Updated Feb 20, 2019, 2:01 PM IST