A Maa Kali murti was vandalized in a temple situated under a banyan tree in Dhubri, Assam, sparking tension in the area. Local residents noticed the desecrated murti on the morning of 9th May. Police has arrested what they claim to be a ‘lunatic’ woman in this regard.
This news has appeared in Assam-West Bengal based Bengali daily newspaper Dainik Jugasankha’s Silchar edition on 10th May 2018 (Page-10, column-2).
The same news report also talks about tension in another part of Dhubri district, due to sexual harassment at the NRC (National Register of Citizens) service center in Bengali hamlet of Bilasipara area by Jobbar Ali, a Muslim policeman working in Bilasipara police station. The accused cop has been arrested.
Dhubri district is one of the 9 Muslim-majority districts of Assam (out of total 27 districts), with 80% Muslim population. Dhubri is also the stronghold of the hardline Islamist political party AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) led by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, which has repeatedly threatened of mass violence if illegal Bangladeshi Muslim immigrants are evicted from the state. Congress has had covert and overt ties with AIUDF in the past, and there is a very high probability that both parties will team up for the 2019 LS elections.
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