Badruddin Ajmal, Lok Sabha MP and chief of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), has sparked a huge controversy in Assam after he allegedly disrespected ‘cheleng’, a traditional Vaishnavite scarf. The Upper Assam Muslim Kalyan Parishad, a social organisation, has issued a stern warning to Ajmal for his ‘act’ and imposed a ban on his entry in seven Assam districts. “Badruddin Ajmal has disrespected the whole Assamese community through his action,” according to Manirul Islam Bora, a leader of the organisation.
He said, “The AIUDF leader has insulted Vaishnav and traditional civilization and culture, besides hurting the self-esteem of the Assamese people. Therefore, until he apologises for his actions, Ajmal will not be allowed to enter the seven districts: Lakhimpur, Dhemaji, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Jorhat, Golaghat, and Shivsagar. “Badruddin Ajmal knows nothing about Assamese tradition. He grew up in Arab culture,” Bora claimed.