Badruddin Ajmal: The chief of the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF), stirred controversy with his recent remarks stating that Muslims had high crime rates. He mentioned that “We (Muslims) are No.1 in all crimes like robbery, dacoity, rape, loot. We are also No.1 in going to jail.” Despite facing criticism, Ajmal stood firm on his statement, linking the higher tendency to get involved in crime to the lack of education among the Muslim community.
Education as a Key Factor
Ajmal reiterated that his comments were intended to highlight the low literacy rates in the Muslim community worldwide. He expressed concern over children not pursuing education and not completing even basic levels of schooling. He emphasized the importance of education and noted that the lack of it is a significant factor contributing to the underdevelopment of the Muslim community.
Addressing Cultural Norms
During his remarks, Ajmal also addressed cultural aspects, particularly the behavior of men towards women. He suggested that boys and men should behave respectfully towards women and refrain from having malicious intentions when interacting with them. He stressed that Islam encourages appropriate behavior and advised men to remember their own family members when interacting with women.
While discussing the community’s lack of development and literacy, Ajmal emphasized the need for increased literacy rates and the importance of personal responsibility. He noted that the blame for low education rates is often placed on the government, but he highlighted that the community itself should actively promote education among its youth.
Background on the Controversy
Badruddin Ajmal’s controversial remarks were made during an alumni meeting in Assam’s Goalpara district on October 20. He linked the community’s educational shortcomings to rising crime rates among Muslims, which led to heated debates and discussions. Ajmal’s stance on the matter continues to be a subject of controversy and debate within the community.