18, Mar 2021 | CJP Team
The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has responded to CJP’s complaint against RSS leader Kamalendu Sarkar and written to Guwahati’s Director General of Police (DGP), requesting for a detailed report within three weeks on the matter.
CJP’s complaint dated December 21, 2020 to the esteemed commission highlighted the hate speech delivered by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leader Kamalendu Sarkar at a Public function in Sonitpur on December 13, 2020, that offended and hurt the sentiments of the members of the Muslim community.
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The speech endorsed unverified and false allegations against the Prophet Mohammad alleging that he was a rapist and that this is what the Quran says, insinuating that Muslim women are ill-treated.
Our complaint incorporated the intervention of various unions and organisations in Tezpur, like the All-Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU), Maszid Committee, the Tezpur Muslim Kabarsthan Committee, Polofield Masjid Committee, Bara Masjid Managing Committee, Tezpur Dhakowali Panchayat that wrote to the appropriate authorities to take necessary steps to preserve harmonious existence between the different communities.
As allegations of police inaction and non-registration of FIR started floating, CJP listed down the consequences of delay in registering the FIR as mandated under the law for the Commission to take cognisance of. Besides this, the complaint had also stated the several violations of the Indian Penal Code, requesting the National Commission for Minorities to take cognisance of the incident, directing the Assam Police to submit an Action Taken Report and give updates in this regard.
CJP’s key prayer was accepted by the NCM via their communication dated March 8 and once the detailed report from Assam Police is received, the Commission will take the matter further.