FIR lodged against 10 for a ‘Miya’ poem on Assam’s citizenship issue
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FIR lodged against 10 for a ‘Miya’ poem on Assam’s citizenship issue

G Plus News | July 12, 2019 16:56 hrs

GUWAHATI: An FIR has been lodged against 10 people, mostly Bengali Muslims residing in Assam and activists, on charges of putting Assamese society in a bad light on the citizenship issue.

The FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint registered by one Pranabjit Doloi against a poem written by Kazi Sharowar Hussein.

As per a report of Indian Express, the poets and activists have been booked under Sections 120b, 153a, 295a and 188 of the IPC, read with section 66 of the IT Act.

Dharmendra Kr Das, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Guwahati Central was quoted by Indian Express sasaying, “Yes, an FIR has been registered today. No arrests have been made yet.’

Protests erupted across Assam after four people recited the poem in a dialect called ‘Miya dialect’. The poem has allegedly put the Assamese society in a bad light on the citizenship issue.

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