BJP suspends Benazir Arfan for a prayer meet for Rohingya refugees


The BJP in Assam has suspended state executive member of Bharatiya Janata Mazdoor Morcha Benazir Arfan with immediate effect for accepting an invitation for a prayer meeting held by an NGO against the killings of Rohingya refugees by Myanmar armed forces.

Benazir told to media, the party suspended her on Wednesday without a show-cause notice or any prior intimation.

“The United Minority People’s Forum, an NGO in Guwahati, had planned to organise the prayer meeting on September 16 and on September 13, it invited me for the same. By mistake, one of my party workers shared the information across various social networking sites, saying it was a ‘protest’,” benazir told media.

“On  September 14, I received a Whatsapp message with a letter from the BJP office, saying I have been suspended as I had participated in the protest, which it wasn’t,” she said, adding that she didn’t attend the prayer held on Saturday.



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