Updated: June 10, 2015 9:26:16 pm
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Ashok Singhal on Wednesday appealed to the Muslim community to “hand over” Kashi, Mathura and Ayodhya to Hindus for “love and amicable atmosphere” in the society.
Addressing a programme where Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was also present, Singhal said, “I again appeal the Muslim community to hand over three places — Kashi, Mathuraand Ayodhya — to Hindus peacefully…love and amity will prevail in the society.”
Stating that he was not opposed to “peaceful Islam” but to “Jehadi Islam”, the VHP leader said, “Once Muslim clerics had agreed to give back these three places but Jehadis did not let it happen.”
Mentioning extremist group ISIS’s deeds, he said, “At a time when everyone wants to live in peace in the world, Jehadi Islam is not letting it happen.”
Referring to the death of 50 Shias in a blast in Pakistan earlier this year, Singhal said they too were followers of Prophet Mohammad. He appealed Muslims not to follow “confused Jehad” and contribute towards development of the country by joining the mainstream.
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