Voting Right of Indian Muslim should be banned: Hindu extremist Leader said

2015-04-13 23:21:16 | Al Muslim News
Voting Right of Indian Muslim should be banned: Hindu extremist Leader said


An Indian politician has stirred up a new controversy by claiming that the voting rights of Muslims should be scrapped “to stop the use of Muslims as a votebankâ€.
Hindu extremist Shiv Sena’s leader and editor of party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ newspaper, Sanjay Raut has stirred up a new controversy by his remarks. In his weekly article in Sammna, which is known for using foul language against Muslims and Christians, the voting rights of Muslims should be scrapped “to stop the use of Muslims as a votebankâ€.
All Political parties and leaders condemned these remarks and demanded that Shiv Sena should be de-recognized and its MP Sanjay Raut should be arrested for demanding disenfranchisement of the Indian Muslims.
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) demanded immediate arrest of Raut after filing a criminal case against him and Shiv Sena as well. It also demanded that Saamna’s publication should be suspended and the publisher’s should be prosecuted.
But the Shiv Sena tried to downplay it by saying Mr Raut’s column had only criticized appeasement politics and it should not be “misinterpreted as being against the Muslim communityâ€.
"Sanjay Raut's comments in the Sena mouthpiece are condemnable and evoke religious passions. Since he has violated the Constitution of India by making such comments despite being an MP, he should be immediately suspended from his official position in parliament," Congress spokesperson Sachin Sawant told media.
Indian ruling party, BJP has dissociated itself from the statement, but has shied away from openly criticizing Shiv Sena. BJP spokesperson Shrikant Sharma said in New Delhi. This is Shiv Sena's personal view and BJP does not agree with it. This country belongs to 1.25 billion people and it runs according to a Constitution where everyone above the age of 18 has voting rights."


Tags: #Anti-Muslim #Hindutva #Hindu-extremism #Indian-Muslims #India #

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