India has witnessed and endured its share of communal tensions for centuries, but It is shameful and equally disconcerting that fringe elements are dominating the headlines due to their vitriolic and sectarian politics.
Here are the top 5 communal statements made by politicians. Keep in mind that all of the below politicians are members of parliament
5. Asaduddin Owaisi (January 05, 2015)
“Everyone is born a Muslim, and then he is converted to other religions. Ghar wapasi is for these people to return to Islam,”
4. Yogi Adityanath (Feb 10, 2015)
“Has it happened anywhere in the world that Gauri and Ganesh are inside a mosque? When Hindu samaj goes for darshan of Vishwanath then Gyanvapi mosque taunts us. If that’s how it is, give us permission, we will install Gauri, Ganesh and Nandi in every mosque.”
3. Azam Khan (9 April 2014)
“Those who fought for victory in Kargil were not Hindu soldiers; in fact the ones who fought for our victory were Muslim soldiers. Recruit us in the Indian Army. No one can guard the borders of our nation better than us”.
2. Giriraj Singh (April 20, 2014)
“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)”.
1. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti (December 2, 2014)
“Aapko tay karna hai ki Dilli mein sarkar Ramzadon ki banegi ya haramzadon ki. Yeh aapka faisla hai (You must decide whether you want a government of those born of Ram or of those born illegitimately).”