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Book BJP MP for 'anti-Muslim' remarks: Maharashtra Congress leader

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Congress and former Arif on Friday demanded strict action against Bharatiya and member of Parliament for his 'anti-Muslim' statements.

Taking umbrage at Katiyar's recent statement that 'Muslims should go to or Bangladesh', Khan said: "This country is not Katiyar's property. It also belongs to all citizens of "

Two days ago, Katiyar triggered a controversy with his remarks which came under fire from various Muslim leaders of different political parties.

He also urged the centre to implement the Amitabh Kundu Commission's report recommending a for the protection of minority Muslims in

Endorsing All Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Asasuddin Owaisi's similar demand in Parliament, Khan pointed out that the former headed by had appointed the on the issue in 2013, as per the recommendations of the Justice Committee.

The report -- calling for a special to protect the rights of minority Muslims on the lines of the Atrocities Act -- was submitted to the government in March 2014.

"But thereafter, nothing happened in the matter."

Owaisi has demanded a including a three-year jail term for anybody terming as 'Pakistani', on the lines of the Atrocities Act which protects Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes in the country.

Earlier, in 2010, the government had empowered the Minority Commission with quasi-judicial powers to handle such cases under the special for the minorities and Muslims in the state, Khan said.



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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 19:40 IST