The Trinamool Congress has written to Chief Justice of India DY Chandrachud searching for judicial motion in opposition to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Sarma, alleging that the BJP chief has made a “hate speech” in opposition to the ‘Miya’ group.
An Impartial Rajya Sabha MP, Ajit Bhuyan, on Monday additionally filed a police grievance in opposition to the Chief Minister for a similar comment.
Mr Sarma, whereas responding to reporters’ questions final week on the excessive worth of greens in Guwahati, had stated, “Greens are usually not priced so excessive in villages. Right here the Miya distributors cost us extra. Had it been Assamese distributors promoting greens, they would not have fleeced their very own folks.”
“I’ll clear all of the footpaths of Guwahati and I urge our Assamese folks to come back ahead and begin their companies,” he added.
‘Miya’ is a pejorative time period used for Bengali-speaking Muslims in Assam.
Assam Trinamool chief Ripun Bora, within the letter to the Chief Justice of India, urged for initiation of suo motu contempt continuing in opposition to the Assam authorities. He maintained that Mr Sarma’s assertion may “not solely provoke a bit of individuals but additionally incite communal hatred”.
Rajya Sabha MP Ajit Bhuyan claimed that such remarks are meant to create a division amongst completely different communities within the state and are prejudicial to nationwide integration.
Spotlighting a latest Supreme Courtroom route for circumstances in opposition to hate speeches, Mr Bhuyan sought registration of a case in opposition to Mr Sarma beneath provisions of the Indian Penal Code and “examine the matter and to take motion”.