Assam: FIR Against Mahua Moitra Over Remarks on ‘Gogoi’

The complaint was lodged by Jatiya Sangrami Sena, Asom, in Sivasagar district demanding unconditional apology from Moitra
FIR Against Mahua Moitra Over Remarks on ‘Gogoi’
FIR Against Mahua Moitra Over Remarks on ‘Gogoi’

An FIR has been filed against Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra in Assam for hurting the sentiments of the Assamese people.

The complaint was lodged by Jatiya Sangrami Sena, Asom, in Sivasagar district on Friday, demanding unconditional apology from Moitra for relating the 'Gogoi' surname to sexual harassment in a tweet.

In the FIR, Pranab Chetia, President of the organisation's Sivasagar unit, wrote: "It has been observed that her (Moitra's) Twitter comment is deliberately replacing the word sexual harassment with the word Mr. Gogoi, which is a clear intention to defame and disregard an established ethnic community of Assam, and hence I urge the law of the land to protect the sanctity, integrity and respect of the Ahom community and bring Mohua Moitra to justice,” a IANS report stated.

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The Trinamool Lok Sabha MP sparked a row when she posted on her Twitter handle: "My first of new Twitter series on replacements for unparliamentary words. Banned word - Sexual Harassment Replacement - Mr. Gogoi."

Mahua was referring to the row erupted over the reported banning' of some words from use in the Parliament, though the Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla categorically denied that any such change has been made

Moitra's tweet irked many netizens in Assam as the surname Gogoi is very common within the Ahom community of the state.

National award-winning movie critic Utpal Borpujari openly criticized Moitra for her remarks and advised her to mention the name of the specific person whom she had in mind.

Later, in another tweet, the Trinamool MP wrote: "Just for those sanghis twisting tweets to say I targeted all Gogois, let me spell it out: Mister Ranjan Gogoi. Honourable MP, Rajya Sabha."

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