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Several Madrassas used as hub of terrorism: Himanta

Guwahati, Aug 29 (UNI): Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that many madrassas in the state are being used by some radical elements as the hub for terrorism.

Sarma made this statement while reacting to the recent demolition of madrassas in the state.

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On Monday, a madrassa in Barpeta district of Assam that had alleged links with jihadi elements was demolished by the administration. “This is the second madrassa we have demolished in Assam as these institutions were being used as a hub for terrorism,” said Sarma.

The Assam chief minister further claimed that the madrassa in Barpeta, which has been demolished, was used as a training camp by Al-Qaeda.

No academic activity was carried out at the demolished madrassa in Barpeta which was demolished by the Barpeta district administration on Monday, Sarma claimed. The madrassa was located at Joshihatapara area in the Barpeta district of Assam.

Notably, a Bangladeshi national named Saiful Islam alias Harun Rashid alias Mohammad Suman, with links to ABT, had set up the Shaikhl Hind Mahmudul Hasan Jamiul Huda madrassa in Barpeta district of Assam in 2019.

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