Guwahati: As Assam celebrates Ahom Army General Lachit Borphukan's birth anniversary, Hindu Jagaran Manch has claimed Bagh Hazarika to be a fictional character.
On the occasion of the 400th birth anniversary of Veer Lachit Barphukan, a year-long solemn programme has been announced by the Assam Government but the latest statement by the Hindu Jagaran Manch has stirred a new controversy.
Ismail Siddique who is known as Bagh Hazarika was a commander of the Ahom dynasty. He was known for his bravery and strength. He was one of the warriors who had fought against the Mughal defending the Ahom kingdom.
The activists of the Hindu Jagaran Manch alleged that Hazarika has no "symbolic representation" in Assam's history. They also alleged that Hazarika's character was created to "tarnish" the image of Lachit Borphukan.
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