GUWAHATI: Trouble is brewing for Sheikh Shah Alom, a former MLA of Assam’s All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), after he allegedly asserted that Muslims in the state had suffered for long and it was time they started retaliating.
Kamal Kumar Medhi, a social worker, has filed a case against Alom, demanded that he be arrested under the National Security Act for allegedly trying to incite violence.
Alom has apologised after his statement triggered protests, but the police have said that they would go by the rule book.
“We are working on it and we will take lawful action,” assistant commissioner of police, Suprotive Lal Baruah, told Express.
There has been much fear among Muslims in Assam over the ongoing updation of the National Register for Citizens. At a public meeting in Lower Assam’s Goalpara on Monday, Alom had allegedly said, “We (Muslims) have suffered for 70 years but as we now have a population of one crore, we should retaliate.”
Later, the AIUDF served him a show-cause notice but he resigned from the party. The AIUDF condemned Alom’s statement.