Madrasa Demolition continues in Assam. It is known that the government has demolished three Madrasas (Madrsa) with bulldozers alleging that they have links with Al-Qaida terrorists (Al-Qaida Outfit). Recently, it is noteworthy that a Madrasa was demolished by the locals. Madrasa premises in Pakhiura Char area of Gopalpara district were vandalized by locals accusing two Bangladeshis of doing terrorist activities. Officials claimed that Bangladeshis (Bangla Nationals) Aminul Islam and Jahangir Alam, who belong to Al-Qaeda terrorist organization, taught in the madrasa between 2020-22. At present both the accused are absconding and search is on for them, he said.
A house adjacent to a madrasa in Pakhiura Char was also demolished, police said, adding that no government officials were involved. “Expressing their anger over the Jihadi activities, the locals voluntarily demolished the madrassa and the residence next to it,” the police said. Police arrested cleric Jalaluddin Shaikh last month on charges of recruiting two Al-Qaeda members to teach in a madrassa to convert youth into terrorists.
Four madrassas were demolished within a month for alleged links with terrorist organizations and setting up of jihadi sleeper cells in the state. Last month CM Himanta Biswa Sharma (Assam CM) said that Assam is becoming a center for Jihadi activities. Himanta Biswa Sarma said that if religious teachers in Assam mosques and madrasas come from outside the state, they will have to register their names on the government website. Police have arrested 40 suspects in Assam since March this year. These arrests continue especially in lower Assam, where there is a high prevalence of minorities.