Anantnag: The BJP activists Tuesday held a protest against senior BJP leader Subramanian Swamy for his anti-mosque remarks.
Scores of BJP activists led by in-charge Kokernag assembly segment Khurshid Ahmad Malik held protests outside the office of senior superintendent of police (SSP) Anantnag. Carrying placards reading, the protesting BJP activists urged the party leadership to expel the Swamy for his anti-Muslim remarks.
Subramanian Swamy had said that mosque is not a religious place but is merely a building that can be demolished any time. “Gods live in temples, not churches or mosques. Mosques aren’t religious places they are buildings which can be demolished anytime.” Subramanian Swamy in Guwathi Assam had said. The statement has sparked a controversy and evoked condemnations from all circles.
Speaking to reporters, BJP leader Khurshid Ahmad Malik later said that party high command should immediately expel Swamy from membership of the party. “Swamy has hurt the sentiments of Muslims across the country. His remarks are totally unacceptable and has the potential to trigger communal violence across the general in sensitive place like Kashmir.” Malik, who unsuccessfully contested 2014 assembly election from Kokernag assembly segment in Kashmir on BJP ticket said.
He said that he has filed a complaint with SSP Anantnag for registration of FIR against Swamy. “Besides I have also shot a letter to national president Amit shah urging him to show exit to swamy for his irresponsible and communal statement. I am hopeful that the party president will respect our religious sentiments.”