01, Nov 2014
Nov 01, 2014 – MANOJ ANAND | GUWAHATI
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi was flagging off a “Run for Unity” to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in New Delhi, the Bajrang Dal, an associate of the saffron brigade, was on the streets of Assam enforcing a bandh backed by the Assam BJP.
The 12-hour Assam bandh crippled normal life in Assam on Friday. It was called by the Bajrang Dal — and backed by several other organisations associated with the Sangh Parivar — to demand the immediate arrest of All-India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) leader and Lok Sabha member Badruddin Ajmal for his alleged role in recruiting Muslim youth from Assam for jihadi training in Bangladesh.