In meeting with PM, Ajmal raises citizenship issues of Assam residents
New Delhi, May 13: In a recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Member of Parliament from Assam and national president of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Maulana Badruddin Ajmal has raised three major issues of citizenship of Assamese Muslims.
"We told him (PM Modi) that names of 48 lakh women have been removed from the voter list. This should not be done. Their names should be reinstated in the NRC (National Register of Citizens). We urged the PM to order an enquiry into it," Ajmal, two-time Lok Sabha MP from Dhubri," told IndiaTomorrow.net outside the Prime Minister's Office.
He was part of a high-level delegation of Jamiat Ulama-I-Hind that met PM Modi here on Tuesday. The delegation discussed various issues including cow vigilantism and measures to establish "closer interaction between the Government and the Muslim Community on issues of larger national interest".
Perfume baron Ajmal, however, focused on Assam issues.
"Another issue that I raised was about list of D-voters. The D-voter list has been prepared in an improper way. Hindu computer operators wrote Muslim names wrongly, and now those names do not match with documents due to incorrect spelling. And thus people were declared as Bangladeshi. This is injustice, and it should be probed and list should be rechecked," said he.
Badruddin Ajmal (extreme right in foreground) along with leaders of Jamiat in a meeting with PM Modi in New Delhi on 9 May 2017.
"Besides, girls have been kept with criminals in jails, rather than in detention camps. Action should also be taken in this regard."
He said that PM has assured him of action into all issues.
"The PM has noted everything and assured us to look into all three major issues," said Ajmal, whose AIUDF has 13 MLAs in the Assam Assembly.