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Demolish Parliament House, Rashtrapati Bhavan as well: Azam Khan on Taj Mahal controversy

Taj Mahal controversy: "I won't respond to him (Som). But I have always been saying that all symbols of slavery in India should be demolished," said Azam Khan.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2017 11:25 pm
pm modi, narendra modi, taj mahal, bjp, rss, sangeet som, taj mahal, parliament “Why only the Taj Mahal? Why not the Parliament? Why not the Rashtrapati Bhavan? Why not the Qutub Minar? Why not the Red Fort in Delhi? Why not the Agra Fort? These are the signs of traitors,” said Azam Khan.

A day after BJP legislator Sangeet Som called the Taj Mahal a blot on Indian history, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Tuesday retaliated by stating that the Parliament House and Rashtrapati Bhavan should also be demolished as they were also in a sense, “symbols of slavery”.

“I won’t respond to him (Som). But I have always been saying that all symbols of slavery in India should be demolished. It is true that Mughals conquered India. But I won’t get into how they came and who brought them to India because it will create a bitter debate. Some people will mind my opinion about that because they don’t like the truth,” Khan said, speaking to a TV channel.

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“Why only the Taj Mahal? Why not the Parliament? Why not the Rashtrapati Bhavan? Why not the Qutub Minar? Why not the Red Fort in Delhi? Why not the Agra Fort? These are the signs of traitors,” added Azam Khan.

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In what can be perceived to be an indirect jibe at PM Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Azam Khan, who has a reputation of making sharp comments at his political adversaries, further said that he had already made an appeal to the “Baadshah” and to the “younger Baadshah” that they should march towards demolishing these monuments “built by traitors and we will follow them”.

“Let theirs be the first blow (to demolish these monuments) and mine will be the second,” he said.

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Earlier, AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi had also condemned Sangeet Som’s remarks and said that the prime minister should accordingly stop hoisting flag at the Red Fort as the fort (going by Som’s logic) is also a symbol of slavery.

 

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  1. Vimal Riktam
    Oct 18, 2017 at 12:48 am
    DON'T CARE WHO BUILT THE TAJ. IT IS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL BUILDING IN THE WORLD.
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      romi
      Oct 17, 2017 at 11:14 pm
      we have been fooled to believe taj mahal as symbol of love shah jahan killed mumtaz husband to marry her - she was his 4th wife out of 7 wifes - she died during 14th delivery - after her death he married her sister Now where the was LOVE All this info should be mentioned at Taj entrance
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        romi
        Oct 17, 2017 at 11:12 pm
        we have been fooled to believe taj mahal as symbol of love shah jahan killed mumtaz husband to marry her - she was his 4th wife out of 7 wifes - she died during 14th delivery - after her death he married her sister Now where the was LOVE All this info should be mentioned at Taj entrance
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          ARC
          Oct 17, 2017 at 11:07 pm
          If Jinnah in his speech wanted land for muslims and land for Hindus and muslims got their own land what the f...q are you doing in my land India? Muslims you are illegal in India just like I will be illegal in Pakistan. Text of Mr. Jinnah’s Statement: Following is the text of Mr. Jinnah’s statement ”I should like to point out that there is a great deal of confusion created on purpose. The question of a division of India, as proposed by the Muslim League, is based on the fundamental fact that there are two nations- Hindus and Muslims- and the underlying principle is that we want a national home and a national state in our homelands which are predominately Muslim and compromise the six units of the Punjab, the N.W.F.P., Sind, Baluchistan, Bengal and Assam. This will give the Hindus their national home and a national state of Hindustan...The Hindus have their homelands, as I have said, consisting of six vast Provinces of Hindustan and the muslims will have their own land called Pakistan"
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            praverno
            Oct 18, 2017 at 11:15 pm
            kahan teri maaiki zooth me likha land for hindus... You have no iden y, Muslims British gave you the b as hindus.. you have 33 crores of Gods and Goddesses. which may be fake as written by multiple author, hOW MANY RAMAYAN Book.. everyday one god and goddesses adding to the list, some where you have been practicing which is very foolish.. Even though as per the vedas, there is only one Creator who has no image, has no form but still you fools blindly believe in 33 crores without any logic. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE RAM RAJYA , NO ONE CAN BRING BACK the Ram Rajya but RSS/BJP can bring back only BHOGI BHAJYA.
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            c
            Oct 17, 2017 at 10:41 pm
            It's very easy to destroy India. Just bomb any Temple. Then Indian people will kil each other. There is already much hatred ness among people.
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