Hate Speech From BJP's Vinay Katiyar: "Why Do Muslims Live In India?"

New Delhi:  Senior BJP lawmaker Vinay Katiyar today said Muslims have “no business being in India” and they should go live in Pakistan or Bangladesh. The 63-year-old Rajya Sabha member — one of the key campaigners for a Ram temple at the Babri mosque site in Ayodhya – also blamed Muslims for partition and demanded strict punishment for those who don’t respect Vande Mataram or the Indian flag.

The lawmaker’s comment came in the backdrop of the call of Asaduddin Owaisi, the leader of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, for a law that punishes anyone who calls an Indian Muslim a “Pakistani” with a three-year jail term. Mr Owaisi had made the point that calling Indian Muslims Pakistanis was an insult, since they had rejected Mohammad Ali Jinnah’s two-nation theory and chose to stay in India.

“Muslims should not stay in this country,” Mr Katiyar said today. “They have partitioned the country on the basis of population. So why are they here? Muslims have…

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