Protests have arisen after a cultural procession organised by its Department of Geography at the Bodoland University in Kokrajhar, Assam had depicted Muslims as criminals in their rally. Protestors demand an investigation, say student statement is not ‘enough.’


Protests have erupted by various organisations in the state after a rally by the Bodoland University depicted people dressed up as Muslims being escorted by police. The All BTR Minority Students Union (ABMSU), All Assam Minority Students Union (AAMSU) and North East Minority Students Union (NEMSU) held a meeting with the Vice-Chancellor of Bodoland University (BU), Dr. Babulal Ahuja to discuss the matter. They submitted a memorandum urging a thorough investigation into this unfortunate incident and advocating for disciplinary actions against those involved.

The incident took place on March 16 where a cultural event intended as a celebration of Bodo Legendary Heroes during the university’s 23rd varsity week and Thulunga Festival was being held. However, a viral video showed a stage act where two people were dressed in Muslim attire, with beards and skull caps, and also had their hands bound. They are being walked in the rally behind a man reportedly dressed up as a policeman. The two dressed up people are shown to be beaten up by police personnel in the video of the rally.

In an exclusive telephonic interview with Sabrang India, the vice-president of Citizens Rights Preservation Committee (CRPC) and former Professor Taijuddin Ahmed said that it was a rehearsal and warned the people to be cautious. “It is a motivated conspiracy and a rehearsal.”

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