LUCKNOW: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Monday waded into the controversy surrounding Assam Governor PB Acharyas comments, saying Muslims would prefer kabristan than Pakistan and suggested that he can go to Nepal, if he has any problem in staying with the minority community.
We prefer kabristan (graveyard) instead of going to Pakistan. Arrange kabristan for us, we will not go to Pakistan. And if the governor has any problem in staying with us, he can go to Nepal. For him doors of Nepal cannot be closed, he told reporters.
His remarks came against the backdrop of Acharyas statement, which stoked controversy on Sunday when he said that Indian Muslims are free to go anywhere, including Pakistan and Bangladesh.
There are a handful of people, who are trying to create a civil war in the country. They should decide their path. Whom should they complain against governor? The president has all information…, he asked.
All these things are insult to the Constitution. Whatever happened in 1992 was also against Constitution. The mosque was demolished there (Ayodhya), now it is not there. Ram temple is there. Repeating the same thing is an attempt to vitiate atmosphere, he claimed.
It appears that there is no Constitution in the country. And if it is there attempts are on to finish it, Khan alleged.
Attacking BJP and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwats push for construction of the Ram temple, he claimed that they had tried things like love jihad and others but failed and so they are now trying to incite feelings of Hindu with controversial statements.
Be Part of Quality Journalism
Quality journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce and despite all the hardships we still do it. Our reporters and editors are working overtime in Kashmir and beyond to cover what you care about, break big stories, and expose injustices that can change lives. Today more people are reading Kashmir Observer than ever, but only a handful are paying while advertising revenues are falling fast.