'Why are terrorists from one community?' asks Giriraj Singh

Last Updated: Wed, May 14, 2014 06:16 hrs

New Delhi: ​The BJP’s Giriraj Singh, who in the run-up to the General Elections stoked a controversy by saying those criticisng Narendra Modi should go to Pakistan, has this time questioned why terrorists come from one community only.

Playing a communal card yet again, Singh demanded, “My intention is not to say that everyone from a community is a terrorist. But when all those arrested are from one community, why are secular parties silent?”

"Are there only a few to define religious non-discrimination? Is it not true that all the terrorists caught belong to one community? I am not saying that all the people in that community are terrorist but whoever is caught belongs to same community," he said.

The BJP leader, who was recently booked for his hate speeches, said this mindset was "posing a danger" to the country.

"This is a naked example of pseudo secularism and patronisation of a community for vote bank politics. This mindset is posing danger to the country," said the Nawada Lok Sabha candidate of the saffron party.

During the poll campaign, Jharkhand and Bihar police had lodged three FIRs against Singh for saying that those opposed to Narendra Modi had no place in India and they should go to Pakistan.

The BJP leader also demanded a fresh stance of Article 370 on Kashmir. “Kashmiris buy property everywhere in the country. There must be a referendum on Article 370. The people should decide whether the Article is valid today in India,” he said.

Singh, who was a minister in the Nitish Kumar cabinet, was booked by the police for a hate speech wherein he had said in Deoghar, “Woh log Narendra Modi ko rokna chahate hain, woh Pakistan dekh rahe hain. Aane wale dino mein aise logon ke liye jagah Hindustan mein nahi, Jharkhand mein nahi, parantu Pakistan mein hoga, Pakistan mein hoga (Those who want to stop Narendra Modi are looking to Pakistan for support. In the coming days, there won’t be place for such people in India, in Jharkhand because their place will be in Pakistan, Pakistan).”

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