‘Assam CM’s statement is indirect call for violence against Muslims’

Himanta Biswa Sarma,

Even Govt Data on fertility rate  debunks his  claim

By Abdul Bari Masoud


 New Delhi: Prominent Muslim and women groups on Friday strongly decried Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s ‘vitriolic remarks’ against Muslims in the state.  Demanding an unconditional apology from the CM, they said the statement is a ‘communal- fascist’ one that is not only targeting the Muslim community but also an indirect call for violence against Muslims.

Sarma said “…the Minority community should adopt decent population control measures to reduce poverty and pressure on land.” He made these ‘acerbic remarks during a press conference in Guwahati on Thursday as   the state government’s ‘anti-encroachment drives’ against  the Muslim dwellers across the state came for sharp criticism.

 All India Muslim Majlis-e- Mushawarat (AIMMM), a joint platform of leading community organizations, has severely criticized the CM for his latest comments on the community saying he is known for issuing such irresponsible and highly objectionable statements.  Mushawarat president Navid Hamid said Sarma’s conduct is unbecoming a chief minister who has taken oath on the constitution.

It is an attempt to divert public attention from the utter failure of the BJP-led state government in tackling the deadly Covid-19 pandemic in the state.

It is politically motivated statement and is a brazen attempt to deflect attention of people from his government’s inept handling of the Covid pandemic in the state which has been spread after the just concluded assembly elections, Mushawarat leader added.

Sarma’s comments have created a stir among people in Assam too, especially the Muslim organizations and people’s representative, who have condemned the government move of anti-encroachment drives.

All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) came down heavily on the CM for his ‘decent family planning policy’ statement. The AIUDF asked the CM to find out the reason and control it.

“Instead of saying that a particular community has more children, the CM should work on controlling it and find out reason,” said Animul Islam, AIUDF General Secretary and Mancachar MLA.

He called Sarma’s statement politically motivated to target a particular community. Islam, who is also AIUDF spokesperson, underlined that the community never opposed to government’s population policy. The primary reason for the rise in population is poverty and illiteracy, and the government has no concrete plan for the two, Isalm added.

 Taking strong exception of  the  BJP leader Sarma’s statement, prominent women group,  National Federation of Indian Women (NFIW)  said it is appalled and strongly condemned  the reported ‘advice’ given by him.

NFIW is of the view that the statement is a communal- fascist one that is not only targeting the Muslim community, but it is also an indirect call for violence against Muslims, said Annie Raja, General Secretary NFIW.

“This advice has created an impression that the root cause of poverty in the region is population, and the Muslim community is the sole culprit for the same. By making a statement like this, the Chief Minister has washed his hands off any responsibility regarding governance or the inability of the BJP government in the state to deliver effective administrative reforms”.

The CM’s advice also reveals his strongly manuwadi patriarchal character and his misogyny. The statement implies that the responsibility of population control rests with women. It is an archaic, shameful, and chauvinistic statement, she said.

Mrs Raja reminded the CM that words matter the most as these may unleash genocide and who will own up the responsibility.

“It is a shame that the statement is coming from the august office of a CM, and not some rabid street goon. Is the CM aware of the responsibilities of his office? Does he realize the legitimacy that he is giving to stereotyping and communal hatred? Words matter, Mr. CM… Led by your hunger for power, these words may unleash genocide. Will you own up your responsibility, Mr. CM?”

 In Assam’s total 3.13 crore population, Muslim comprises over 35 per cent who are mostly reside in central and lower parts of the state.

 Even, the Central Government data on fertility rate strongly debunks CM Sarma’s claim on Muslim population in Assam. According to official data, Muslims in Assam have recorded probably the most dramatic decline in fertility since NFHS-3, which was performed 14 years earlier. The fifth National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) of 2019-20 launched by the Union well being minister in December reveals that “immigrant” Muslim group has seen the sharpest fall in fertility since 2005-06.

 In the recent Social Development report, Assam’s Economic development indices have come down further since the BJP assumed power in 2016.

 If the state falls in the human development index or any other yardstick that measures development of the state, it is the duty of the CM and his cabinet to frame and implement policies that ensure an equitable distribution of resources, and not blame a section of the population, she said.

NFIW demands that the Chief Minister of Assam, Mr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, immediately retracts the statement and issue an unconditional apology to the Muslim community and the women of Assam in particular, she asked.


  1. Typical harami genocidal Hindu behavior. It’s the population of these RSS dogs which needs to be curbed…abortion and sterilization is much needed to reduce the Hindu terrorist population.

    • Hinduism is different from Hindutva. These Hindutva fascist forces are giving a bad name to Hinduism, in much the same way as Talibanism is giving to Islam and Zionist to Jews and White Supremacist to the people of the Christian faith.

    Health Facility
    Education Facility
    Good Infrastructure
    any problem just criticize Muslim and problem will be solved

  3. It is a very unfortunate comment. The same must be apologized. Population control is the responsibility of all the communities and not just one particular community

  4. My 2 cents suggestion to Government is for all religious communities. Government should restrict all subsidies to a family of 4 like Ration Card upto 2 Children, Free School, Health Care, Free Gas, Free Electricity , Free Water Supply, Free Burial Land etc. only upto a Family of 4. Don’t bring religion into this.

    Government should also negotiate with Pakistan, Bangladesh to accept Muslim Migration if Muslims are feeling uncomfortable in India. Government should also talk with other 54 Countries to offer permanent migration quota to Indian Muslims like Western Countries. It is strange that a Muslim may work all his life in a Middle Eastern Country but very rarely he or she is allowed to become citizen of that country. If Indian Government negotiate with all its power with Middle Eastern Countries to open up for Indian Muslim, a lot of gloom and depression amongst Indian Muslims will vanish. Indian Muslims are God Fearing, educated, smart and responsible but in India, Indians do not let go Partition of the Country in the name of religion.

    • @Chacha Jee aka Hindu harami jee,

      Throw your 2 cents into hanuman’s monkey ass. You’re a typical lying Hindu extremist justifying violence and taking the rights of Indian Muslims away, repeating the same gobar over and over again. Any normal human being would be “uncomfortable” with targeted violence, all Indians regardless of religion have the right to live in security in their country. Instead of fixing the root problem which is Hindu terrorism, you want to exile Muslims who are part of the country. Your smelly Hindu grand will be partitioned.

      I’ve got a much better idea, how about deporting all Hindus from all Muslim countries for permanent gear wapsi back to your Hindu fascist Indian sh1thole? Those are the same Muslim countries you Hindu dogs rent your mothers and sell your kidneys to get visa to clean our toilets. Why are begging Muslim countries for oxygen? This is why I’m glad Covid is killing thousands of Hindu terrorists per day. Just my 2 cents for aatanki Hindu haram khors.

      • You quran brainwashed @sswhole, if all the Hindus are deported from Muslim Countries especially Middle Eastern, then those countries will go back to your Mohammed’s time. Technology is chsnging, now you have battery run cars and solar panels. Once oil dependence is lowered then it is Hai Hai Allah in Muslims countries. Look around India’s neighboring Non-Muslim Countries like Myanmar, Sri Lanka, China, how Muslim Nuisance is taken care of. If present Leadership was available in 1947, India would have been a quran free country. Now move your rear up thank Allah that you live s country where Ammi’s Halala is done on Discount.

  5. Two child policy a must in India, people breed here like animals and multiply like becteria and virus…, irrespective of religion

    • @another Hindu bhangi

      Typical Hindu hypocrite. It is you Hindus who not only breed like animals, you’ve turned India into a fascist sh1thole. We understand you Hindu are only interested in reducing the Muslim population. There should ZERO child policy for Hindus to stabilize the Indian population and also reduce Hindu terrorism.
      Covid is also a great way to reduce the cancer of Hinduism, thanks to primitive superstitious Hindu super spreaders.


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