By Muslim Mirror Staff
Assam MP and AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal on Saturday said that he had no sympathy with bad elements in madrassas. This comes days after one Mufti Mustafa and 10 others were arrested for their alleged links with terror outfits and a madrassa run by him was bulldozed in Assam’s Morigaon district
Ajmal who is also regional chief of Islamic organisation Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind called on the government to shoot on sight “bad elements” associated with madrassas. “The government should shoot them wherever they find them. If 1-2 bad teachers are found at madrasas, the government should impose detentions and pick them up once inquiry completes, do whatever they want,” he said.
Mufti Mustafa and 10 others were taken into police custody on 28 July for their alleged connections with Bangladesh-based group Ansarullah Bangla Team and Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Reacting to same, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state was becoming a hotbed for Islamic fundamentalists.
Expressing his resentment on Sarma’s comment, Ajmal said that he should not link terrorism with any religion. “Terrorist is a terrorist. Terrorists can’t be Hindu or Muslim. If someone puts beard or wears a cap, it doesn’t mean all Muslims have become jihadists. It doesn’t mean every madrasa is jihadi,” he said.
He further blamed government and BSF for failure to stop intruders from neighbouring countries. “What are the army and BSF doing? crores and crores spent on these things. Why they don’t stop them at borders only? Kill them at the border only. We don’t have any sympathy for those who are coming from outside and doing conspiracies here,” he added.