BJP MLA says ‘India for Hindus’, seeks to wriggle out of controversy

"During partition, due to them (Muslims), the Hindus are facing problem in the country. If they (Muslims) had not stopped in India, property of crores would be of the Hindus," Saini had said.

By: PTI | Muzaffarnagar | Published: January 3, 2018 7:37 pm
BJP, BJP hindus, India Hindus comment, Vikram Saini, BJP MLA, Muslims, Muslims in India, india news, Indian express news The Khatauli MLA publicly said on Monday that “irresponsible leaders” had allowed some Muslims to live in India. (Representational photo)

BJP MLA Vikram Saini, who again waded into controversy with the claim that India is a country for Hindus as it is known as ‘Hindustan’, today clarified that his outburst was against Pakistan and not Muslims.

The Khatauli MLA publicly said on Monday that “irresponsible leaders” had allowed some Muslims to live in India.

“During partition, due to them (Muslims), the Hindus are facing problem in the country. If they (Muslims) had not stopped in India, property of crores would be of the Hindus,” Saini had said.

However, Saini today sought to wriggle out of the controversy by saying he did not intend to hurt any religious sentiments.

His remarks, he said, were directed against Pakistan in the backdrop of the discourteous treatment meted out to imprisoned Indian Kulbhushan Jadhav’s wife and mother in Islamabad.

“I did not intend to hurt religious sentiments. I was enraged over Pakistan’s behaviour with Jadhav’s family members. My remarks were not against Muslims,” he said.

Last year, Saini sparked controversy when he threatened to break the limbs of those who kill and disrespect cows.

Saini is an accused in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case and was detained under the National Security Act.

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  1. Manoj
    Jan 4, 2018 at 6:57 am
    Historical "Hinduism" of Vedic times is "Sanatan dharma" whereas modern "Hinduism" is 'Vedantism'. The term "Hindu" is a misnomer and must be officially abandoned. It means nothing, and for people to discriminate on the basis of something that is non-existent is fallacious and divisive.
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    1. Manoj
      Jan 4, 2018 at 6:34 am
      This is what exactly happens when we elect members to represent us who have an IQ level that is incompatible with rational thinking, and who have the attention span of a spitting cobra. Interestingly, it's the ruling party with its affiliates that are afflicted with this contagious malady. Ignorance is bliss only to the uninvolved individual, but it is cataclysmic when present in half-baked and indoctrinated persons. There is no other explanation that can sufficiently address the untrue and atrociously outrageous statement. I believe the entire ruling party requires an urgent and mandatory session in history. India can be called "Bharat" but not "Hindustan". The term Hindustan has been derived from the term "Hindu" which in turn was a term created by the settlers and invaders of Asia minor. The word Hindu is derived from the the term "Sindhu" that identified people living on the eastern side of the river Sindh. The religion in question is Sanatan dharma and not Hinduism.
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