Jinnah's portrait should be removed from AMU: BJP leader Kalraj
(Sourced from PTI)
Former Union Minister and senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra today said that the portrait of Mohammed Ali Jinnah should be removed from the Aligarh Muslim University as the Pakistan founder symbolizes Partition of India. Jinnah had incited people of undivided India, which resulted in a massacre that has taken the lives of thousands of people, Mishra said. Here are more details.
On Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar's comment that VD Savarkar was the first proponent of the two-nation theory, he said, "Aiyar should not be taken seriously because he had earlier made such statements." He said, "Indian Muslims, in general, are patriots." "Only handful of people trying to misguide the Muslims, however, it is not going to make any impact on Karnataka elections," Mishra said.
The former Union Minister's remarks come at a time when Pakistan founder Jinnah's portrait at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has sparked a huge row. The row erupted last week when BJP MP Satish Gautam objected to the portrait of Pakistan founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah, which has been hanging on the walls of the student union office for decades.
On May 2, AMU students clashed with the police demanding action against the Hindu Yuva Vahini protesters who were detained at a police station but allegedly allowed to leave after some time. The police said two youths were arrested later.