Nagaon, Aug 31 (PTI) A case has been filed against Assam BJP MLA Siladitya Dev for allegedly making controversial remarks on the National Register of Citizens (NRC). Also Read - Moving Gesture: Assam Police Surprises Elderly Man With a Cake on His Birthday | Watch Video

Advocate Inamul Huda had filed a case in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate in Nagaon district on August 29, accusing Dev of frequently criticising the NRC through the media and other social networking platforms. Also Read - Personal Data Protection Bill Finalised: IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

The advocate said remarks made by the MLA could affect the “age-old peaceful atmosphere” of the state. Also Read - Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey won't appear before Parliamentary panel on Feb 25

Huda’s complaint was registered under various sections of the Information Technology Act 2000.

The court has fixed September 27 as the next date of hearing.

Dev could not be contacted for his reaction.

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