3 FIRs filed against Maulana Syed Arshad Madani for ‘provocative speech’

Srinagar: Three FIRs have been lodged in as many police stations in Assam against Maulana Syed Arshad Madani, president of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, for making a statement amounting to “promoting enmity between communities” in the backdrop of updating of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in the state, the Indian Express reported on Thursday.
Quoting officials the report said that police were examining various evidences including the original audio and video recordings of a speech that Madani had reportedly made in a seminar in New Delhi on Monday.
“The police have received three FIRs, two in two different police stations in Guwahati and one in Tezpur against some comments made by the Jamiat chief which allegedly amount to promoting enmity between communities. Moreover, chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal too has asked me to take up the matter with urgency,” report quoting Assam Police director general Sahay said.
Reports have quoted Jamiat chief Madani as saying that a conspiracy was hatched in Assam to take away the citizenship of Muslims and create another Myanmar.