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VHP criticises Ansari for 'insecurity among Muslims' comment

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The VHP today attacked outgoing Vice President over his comment that there was a sense of insecurity among Muslims, and accused him of following the path of

"With his remarks that Muslims feel insecure in the country, Ansari has insulted the post of the Vice President, the and the entire Hindu community," Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said here.

He alleged that Ansari made the statement to set his "political agenda".

"It is unfortunate that Ansari followed rather than adopting the paths of former President and freedom fighter Maulana Azad," Jain said.

"By making such statements it seems, like Jinnah, Ansari also wants to push country towards another partition," the VHP leader added.

Ansari, whose second five-year term as the vice president ends today, has said in an interview that there is a feeling of unease and a sense of insecurity among Muslims in the country, claiming that the "ambience of acceptance" is now under threat.

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First Published: Thu, August 10 2017. 16:48 IST