Ruckus in House over VHP leader’s ‘anti-Muslim’ comment

Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Sadhvi Prachi’s provocative anti-Muslim remark Wednesday created pandemonium in Legislative Council with opposition National Conference and Congress demanding the Upper House to condemn her statement.
Ruckus in House over VHP leader’s ‘anti-Muslim’ comment
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Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader, Sadhvi Prachi's provocative anti-Muslim remark Wednesday created pandemonium in Legislative Council with opposition National Conference and Congress demanding the Upper House to condemn her statement.   

Prachi had said "it is time to make India Muslim free".

As the House started its proceedings, National Conference MLC, Dr. Shehnaz Ganaie waved newspaper copy pointing towards the statement of VHP leader.

She demanded that the House should condemn the "anti Muslim" statement of VHP leader.

"Statements like these are creating sense of insecurity among Muslims in India. Are not we Muslims part of the country? Does it mean we don't have to live in this country? Such communal statements must be condemned in strong words," said Ganaie. 

She was soon joined by other opposition legislators including her party colleagues  Sajad Kichloo, Showkat Ganie, Qaiser Jhamsheed Lone and Congress MLCs including GN Monga  who demanded that the House should take strong notice of the VHP leaders remark and unanimously condemn her statement.

The opposition legislators created ruckus in the House, while as PDP-BJP legislators accused Ganaie of trying to vitiate peace in the House.

 "Don't try to vitiate peace here," BJP MLC Vibodh Gupta said while pointing towards opposition legislators.

In the meantime, the BJP MLC, Ashok Khajuria stood up from his seat and demanded that the house should condemn the statement of Hizb Commander Burhan Wani.

 "If you demand statement of Sadhvi Prachi should be condemned then Militant Burhan's statement should be also condemned in the House," he said while pointing toward the opposition legislators.

However, the ruckus continued for 5-7 minutes following which the minister of Education , Naeem Akhtar intervened to pacify the opposition legislators.

Akhtar said that whosoever has made "anti-Muslim" statement is wrong.

 "Muslims are the important part of India and this country is incomplete without them," he said.

"There is no need to divide us. There are number of problems we are facing and have to resolve," he said.

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