Assam: Congress MP & MLAs write to minorities panel, seek probe into Bongaigaon madrassa demolition

Assam: Congress MP & MLAs write to minorities panel, search probe into Bongaigaon madrassa demolition

Guwahati: A number of Congress MLAs and one MP belonging to minority group have written to the Nationwide Fee for Minorities (NCM) looking for a probe into the demolition of a madrasa within the Bongaigaon district in Decrease Assam.

In a letter to the NCM chairperson Iqbal Singh Lalpura, Congress MP Abdul Khaleque and MLAs Pradip Sarkar, Abdur Rashid Mondal, Asif Nazar and Abdul Batin Khandakar alleged the Assam authorities demolished the Markazul Ma-Arif Quariayana Madrassa in Bongaigaon “in blatant disregard to the rule of legislation”.

The madrasa was introduced down on August 31, following an order issued by the Bongaigaon district Justice of the Peace on August 30.

The order had stated that the madrasa didn’t have the mandatory paperwork for multipurpose actions on a single campus with a number of buildings.

The order additionally talked about that the madrasa was structurally weak and unsafe for human habitation because the buildings weren’t constructed in response to PWD specs.

 “The district administration didn’t give adequate time to the 224 residential college students of the madrasa, who had been largely minors, to vacate the premises. The scholars needed to vacate in the course of the evening, and had no shelter as most of them got here from far-off locations,” the Congress leaders stated within the letter.

It was additionally an act of inhumanity in direction of these college students who’ve been denied the proper to training by such an illegal motion, they alleged within the letter despatched on Monday.

“The buildings had been demolished by exercising the ability conferred upon by the Catastrophe Administration Act, 2005. It’s pertinent to say that the constructing of the madrasa had permission from the native panchayat and the development was accomplished three years in the past,” the MLAs identified.

“The complete motion is predicated on the backdrop of a trainer from the madrasa being arrested just lately for allegedly having hyperlinks with terror teams. The arrested trainer has already been suspended and the madrasa administration had prolonged full cooperation to the investigating businesses as they scanned all the campus however no incriminating paperwork had been discovered on the premises throughout the search by the businesses,” they claimed.

On this case, the legislation has been violated and misused, thus bringing down the constructing underneath the garb of security, they stated.

The Congress leaders urged the NCM to intervene and examine all the matter and guarantee justice for the 224 college students of the now demolished madrasa.

Two different madrassas, one every in Barpeta and Morigaon districts, had been additionally demolished in July.