10,000 people attend funeral of Jamiat-e-Ulema and father of MLA in Assam

3 towns were sealed due to fear of corona infection

Were the Police sleeping until a mob of 10,000 was present in the funeral when there was a ban on the gathering due to corona pandemic ? Action should be initiated against the responsible Police also.

Nagaon (Assam) – The funeral gathering was of 87-year-old Khairul Islam – a vice-president of the All India Jamiat Ulema and “Aamir-e-Shariat” for the Northeast. The gathering was held at his native place in Nagaon on the afternoon of 2nd July.

As per a report, the family members wanted the funeral procession to be held on 3rd July, but later they decided to go ahead with it by 2nd July. The incident came to light after Islam’s son, Aminul Islam, an MLA of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) from Nagaon’s Dhing constituency uploaded pictures of the gathering on a social media platform.

Taking cognizance of the event, District administration officials estimated that at least 10,000 people attended the event. Two police cases have been filed, one suo motu by the Police and another by a magistrate present at the spot, said Nagaon Deputy Commissioner Jadav Saikia. A lockdown has also been imposed on three villages surrounding the field in an attempt to contain any spread of the deadly virus.

Earlier in April, Aminul Islam was arrested and booked under sedition for allegedly making communal statements and sharing it on social media.