The Assam Kaziranga University

In order to treat Muslim women fairly, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma stated on Thursday that the practise of men marrying three to four women had to be changed.

The chief mister said, “There cannot be any right to a man living in independent India to marry three-four women (without giving divorce to the previous spouse) and we will have to change such a system. We will have to try to give justice to Muslim women. If Muslim girls were asked to wear the Hijab, why not the boys also use the same thing? Muslim girls can’t study in school and Muslim men will marry 2-3 women, we are against this system. We want ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’.”

The Assam Chief Minister claimed in a speech to the public in Morigaon that many MLAs in Assam want Pomua Muslims to vote and that they don’t want to offer helpful advice. He said, “But we don’t want their votes and we want to give good suggestions from a neutral position that, don’t make your children as Junab, Imam, do make your children as doctors, engineers and make them as better human beings.”

The Chief Minister continued, “We are trying to bring forward ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikash’. We don’t want that the students of Pomua Muslim to become Junab, Imam by studying in Madrasas. We want that they should study in schools, colleges and studying in Morigaon Medical College so that they can become doctors, engineers.”

The Assam Chief Minister slammed the head of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), Badruddin Ajmal, saying that some Assam leaders, including Badruddin Ajmal, advocate for women to have children as soon as feasible.

The chief minister said, “A woman’s childbirth process cannot be compared with a field. I have repeatedly said that, our women can give birth to 20-25 children, but Ajmal will have to borne their food, clothes, education and all other expenses and then, we don’t have any problem. If Ajmal wouldn’t pay expenses, then nobody has the right to lecture on childbirth. We will give birth to only those many children whom we can provide food and to make them better human beings.”

The Assam Kaziranga University