January 30, 2020 09:02 AM

Guwahati (Face2News)

 Patriotic People’s Front Assam (PPFA), a forum of nationalists in northeast India, while slamming Sharjeel Imam foranti-national statements amidst the Shaheen Bagh protest in New Delhi, appreciates people of the region for strongly opposing the separatist point of views in the name of anti-CAA (citizenship amendment act) demonstrations.

Sharjeel, a former student-activist of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), has already been arrested from Jahanabad in Bihar after the Delhi Police booked him for delivering inflammatory and instigatory speeches while opposing the CAA and a conceived countrywide National Register of Citizens. The confrontational media columnist lately delivered provocative statements (in a mix of Hindi and English) at Jamia Millia Islamia University and Aligarh Muslim University. The young activist was heard saying in an audio-visual clipping, which went viral in social media, that Assam and Northeast could be cut off from the rest of India to teach a lesson to the government as Bengali Muslims had to face tremendous hardships following the updatation of NRC in Assam. Sharjeel also added that if the permanent cut off to Assam as not possible, few months would also work.

Social media users, particularly from the region, have condemned Sharjeel for his derogatory outbursts. Many States including Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur etc have also filed FIRs against Sharjeel for his cut Assam/ Northeast from India’ statement insisting that the kind of provocation inciting secession of Assam and other northeastern States from the rest of India can create communal disharmony, hampering sovereignty and territorial Integrity of the country.

“PPFA strongly argues for proper actions against Sharjeel Imam along with  ose who led their voices for the separatists,” said a media statement adding that the northeastern people have come forward denouncing Sharjeel’s anti-national comments which should be wisely appreciated by every patriot as the region was once a hub of
separatist armed militants  sponsored by a section of biased activists, intellectuals and media personalities.

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