LUCKNOW: In the backdrop of lynching and defacing of Muslims over beef consumption, senior Uttar Pradesh minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan on Tuesday said Muslims were being targeted.
“Muslims are being targeted in the name of beef. Where do we go?” he asked while replying to a query by reporters on the ink attack on Independent MLA from Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdul Rashid by a right wing outfit in Delhi on Monday.
Khan said, “Only one thing is left that we should write Muslim on the map of India and smear black ink on it.”
He said if eating beef was a sin then the punishment given to Rashid, should also be meted out to Justice (retd) Markandey Katju and author Shobhaa De.
Khan said in that case half of the Indian population should be punished.
“Muslim community is a weak community which is being punished,” he rued.
On Monday, Rashid was the target of fringe Hindu outfit Hindu Sena which threw ink and mobil oil on him at the Press Club in Delhi protesting against the beef party he held in Srinagar earlier this month.
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