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Illegal immigrants: Assam NGO communalizes Naga Council action



Dimapur, February 22 (MExN): A Muslim organization in Assam today accused Naga civil organizations of “taking advantage” of the February 6 incident of gang-rape to play “dirty politics of earning money and creating fear psychosis among the minorities, especially among Muslim population in Dimapur.” The Muslim union called the Naga Council’s action “evil” and an attempt to “divide the society” on the lines of “religion.”

A note titled “AMWU appeals to Naga Council” was received here today from an organization appended as ‘Assam Muslim Welfare Union’ (AMWU) based in Guwahati. “The union would like to mention that some NGOs in Dimapur taking advantage of this incident are playing dirty politics of earning money and creating fear psychosis among the minorities, especially among Muslim population in Dimapur,” the organization claimed.

The note was appended by the union’s president Mudabir Ali and general secretary Arif Laskar.
The AMWU said that the Naga Council is “planning to issue Identity Cards to the Muslims, which is against the Constitution and the Government as well.” This policy is to “earn money and also to gain political benefit,” the union claimed. The NGOs are meant to work for the welfare of the society and “not to create fear psychosis or divide the society.”

The Muslim organization asserted that migration of people is common phenomenon and people migrate from place to place “for education, employment etc. as Dimapur have sizable Muslim population from Assam and other states of India likewise Nagas have also migrated to other states to pursue education or to earn livelihood.” The decision of Naga Council would not only victimize Muslims in Dimapur but Nagas in other states as well, the union said in veiled warning.

If the Naga Council does not stop their “evil design” to “divide society on the basis of religion” in Dimapur than the AMWU would take up this matter to Prime Minister of India and the Minority Commission, the note said.
The union has asked the Government of Nagaland to immediately take up this issue and come out with a solution. “The government of Nagaland must see that no individual or NGO should take law in their own hands.”


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