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The Assam government on August 29 demolished a madrasa alleged to be involved in anti-national activities, after it was found to be on government land in the Barpeta area.

The additional deputy commissioner said that the place is involved in anti-national activities and ‘Jihadi’ outfits. “This institution is involved in anti-national activities, Jihadi outfits. We immediately came to the spot, verified the property, and found it to be on government land and did not find the owner. So, we decided to demolish it immediately,” Lachit Kumar Das, additional deputy commissioner said.

While addressing the issue, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the madrasa management were not running the institution but were running a terrorist hub.

“This is the second madrasa we evicted as they were not running as an institution but were running as a terrorist hub. I don’t want to generalise, but we investigate and take appropriate action when a complaint of fundamentalism comes,” Sarma said.

Assam Police have also arrested two more persons linked with al-Qaida Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) in the Barpeta district on August 29 morning.

As many as 37 persons have been arrested so far in connection with AQIS-ABT in Assam.

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