The Assam government, on Saturday, turned several’s attention towards it by announcing to book the main organiser of Shaheen Bagh protest against Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019. In a fresh statement from the Assam Minister, Hemanta Biswa Sarma, the state government has decided to bring the main organizer, Sarjeel Imam, to justice for allegedly making seditious comment of cutting-off Assam and North East from the rest of India. “The main organizer of Shaheen Bagh protest (in Delhi), Sarjeel has said that Assam should be cut off from the rest of India. The state government has taken cognizance of this seditious statement and has decided to register a case against him,” said Sarma while speaking to the news agency ANI.
The former Congress party representative and current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader made the statement after his party spokesperson, Sambit Patra, tweeted a video of Sarjeel Imam allegedly speaking about disconnecting Assam and entire North East from the rest of India. In the video, Sarjeel could be heard saying that Muslims are such in numbers that they can block ‘India’s chicken neck’ if they come together. India’s chicken neck is a 22-kilometer region near Siliguri in the West Bengal that connects India from the north east region of the country.
Sarjeel has allegedly spoken about India’s chicken neck near Siliguri in West Bengal. If the words spoken in the video are considered, Sarjeel allegedly says that Muslims are in substantial number in that region which represents the country’s chicken neck. “अगर हमें असम की मदद करनी है तो हमें असम का रास्ता बंद करना होगा फौज के लिए..और जो भी सप्लाई आ रही है। और हम बंद कर सकते हैं। ये चिकन नेक मुसलमानों का है। वो जो इलाक़ा है, मुस्लिम अक्सरियत है। (If we want to help Assam then we have to block the road to Assam for army and the other supply to Assam. And we can block it. This chicken neck belongs to Muslims..that area has majority of Muslims)” Sarjeel allegedly says these things in the video.
“मतलब इतना मवाद डालो पटरियों पे, रोड पे की उनको हटाने में ही एक-आद महीना लग जाए… असम को काटना हमारी जिम्मेदारी है। असम और इंडिया कटकर अलग हो जाएं, तभी ये हमारी बात सुनेंगे, (create such ruckus on the railway tracks that it should take around a month or more to streamline things back to normal on ground. It is our responsibility to cut-off Assam (from rest of India). They (government) will only hear us after Assam is cut-off from India)” Sarjeel could be allegedly heard saying in the video.
Sarjeel is reportedly considered a prominent person in organising the protest against CAA at Shaheen Bagh, Delhi. The incident of Sarjeel speaking against the sovereignty of the country came into light after BJP leader Sambit Patra tweeted a video with the caption “दोस्तों शाहीन बाग़ की असलियत देखें:
१)असम को इंडिया से काट कर अलग करना हमारी ज़िम्मेदारी २)”Chicken Neck” मुसलमानो का है ३)इतना मवाद डालो पटरी पे की इंडिया की फ़ौज Assam जा ना सके ४)सारे ग़ैर मुसलमानो को मुसलमानों के शर्त पर ही आना होगा. If this is not ANTI NATIONAL then what is?”.
दोस्तों शाहीन बाग़ की असलियत देखें:
१)असम को इंडिया से काट कर अलग करना हमारी ज़िम्मेदारी
२)”Chicken Neck” मुसलमानो का है
३)इतना मवाद डालो पटरी पे की इंडिया की फ़ौज Assam जा ना सके
४)सारे ग़ैर मुसलमानो को मुसलमानों के शर्त पर ही आना होगा
If this is not ANTI NATIONAL then what is? pic.twitter.com/kgxl3GLwx1
— Sambit Patra (@sambitswaraj) January 25, 2020
The Assam government may soon book the anti-CAA protester for his alleged Anti-national statement. Meanwhile, the Shaheen Bagh protest organiser has cut corners with Sarjeel Imam and stated that he is not a member of Shaheen Bagh association and there is no existence of Shaheen Bagh Coordination Committee (SBCC).
While condemning the incident at Nankana Sahib, we want to put on record that WE DID NOT RELEASE THIS. THERE IS NO SHAHEEN BAGH COORDINATION COMMITTEE. The views expressed are of individuals who aren't in association with the movement anymore. #NankanaSahib #ShaheenBagh@AltNews pic.twitter.com/t5rKuR9yTi
— Shaheen Bagh Official (@Shaheenbaghoff1) January 6, 2020