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

Were the Police sleeping till a mob of 10,000 gathered for the funeral during the ban due to the corona pandemic ? Action should be taken against the responsible Policemen also.

Nagaon (Assam) – The funeral gathering was of 87-year-old Khairul Islam – a Vice-president of All India Jamiat-e-Ulema and ‘Aamir-e-Shariat’ for the Northeast.

The gathering of 10.000 was at his native place in Nagaon on the afternoon of 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.