A person arrested on expenses of flood jihad in Assam, India, has instructed the BBC his story of woe. A number of faux information tales have unfold on-line blaming native Muslims for the devastating floods in Assam, India. Some have been arrested. They’re stated to have carried out ‘Flood Jihad’. Is there actually any reality behind these allegations, or is all of it minority oppression? A person arrested on expenses of flood jihad instructed the BBC his story of misfortune: He fell from the sky when police knocked on the door of Nazir Hossain Lashkar’s home within the early hours of July 3. Nazir has been working as a building employee in Assam for years. He additionally labored within the building of dams to stop floods within the state. However within the early hours of July 3, the police arrested him on expenses of ‘losing public property’, extra particularly destroying town’s protection embankment. Nazir stated sadly, “I’ve labored for the federal government for 16 years in constructing dams. Why would I hurt any of them?” In keeping with BBC, Nazir was launched on bail after being in jail for about 20 days. No proof has been discovered to assist the costs leveled in opposition to him. However since then, there was a storm of faux information surrounding him by way of social media. ‘I assumed I could be attacked’. Assam was hit twice by floods in Could and June final yr, killing at the very least 192 individuals. Assam normally experiences floods kind of each monsoon season. However this time as a consequence of untimely onset of monsoon and unusually heavy rainfall, the flood took extreme type. However some social media customers really feel that heavy rains will not be the one cause, however one thing extra sinister was at work right here. They declare that this flood is man-made, particularly a bunch of Muslims intentionally inundated the neighboring Hindu city of Silchar. Nevertheless, they might not present any proof for his or her declare. A storm of faux information about ‘Flood Jihad’ unfold by way of social media. Other than Nazir, three different Muslims had been arrested. Nazir’s identify was talked about within the information and he was accused of waging ‘flood jihad’. Nazir was in jail at the moment. He stated, “After the information broke, I couldn’t sleep that night time due to worry. Different inmates of the jail had been speaking about it. I assumed I could be attacked.” Nevertheless, the BJP has all the time denied this allegation. However what is occurring throughout India is now very clear. Regardless of being launched on bail, Assam’s Nazir nonetheless spends his days in terror. ABP.