Assam: FIR filed against Ajmal Foundation for receiving funds from foreign ‘terror financiers’

Guwahati : An FIR has  has been lodged against the Ajmal Foundation for receiving funds from foreign agencies allegedly linked to terrorist organisations, including Al Qaeda, Hamas and Hizbul Mujahideen.

The foundation is  run by Lok Sabha MP and chief of All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) Badruddin Ajmal .

The complainant was filed by known Hindutva hardliner Satya Ranjan Borah.

The complaint, was based on the report of Legal Rights Observatory (LRO), a legal rights body.

“Ajmal Foundation, an organisation run by Maulana Badruddin Ajmal, chief of AIUDF, being funded by some foreign agencies which are related to funding different terrorist groups and their terror activities as reported by an NGO Legal Rights Observatory.

“Considering the report, we want proper investigation in this connection under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act…Ajmal Foundation has misused those foreign funds in several anti-national activities,” Borah alleged in the FIR.

  • The LRO had tweeted: “#FCRAViolation Ajmal Foundation of @BadruddinAjmal got Rs 69.55 Cr for educn, used only Rs 2.05 Cr for it, rest routed for #AIUDF, to counter @himantabiswa’s #Hindutva juggernaut, #Turkish n UK terror grps funded it in crores! Wrote @HMOIndia for #FCRA cancellation”.

It further wrote: “Needless to say why Ajmal Foundation has spent just 2.5% of its foreign donations on actual cause of education (for which it received) n you would come to know where did rest money go!”

The Guwahati Police confirmed registering a First Information Report in the matter.

According to police sources, the foundation has been charged with sections of the Indian Penal Code and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, which prohibits acceptance and utilisation of foreign contribution for any activities “detrimental to national interest”.

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