Our Muslims shouldn’t be held responsible for Hafiz Saeed’s actions: Mani Shankar Aiyar
NEW DELHI: After creating an enormous controversy together with his ‘neech’ remarks in opposition to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday mentioned that Indian Muslims shouldn’t be held accountable for what 26/11 Mumbai assaults mastermind Hafiz Saeed does.
Whereas addressing a session titled, ‘The Present State of India-Pakistan Relations’, Aiyar, in an obvious reference to the Bharatiya Janata Social gathering (BJP) regime on the Centre, mentioned the largest difficulty of nation-building is integrating Muslim group into remainder of nation.
Whereas addressing the session together with Pakistan’s former international affairs minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, the bureaucrat-turned-politician was quoted by ANI saying, “There’s a giant part in India that believes Muslims had been accountable for India’s vivisection and subsequently attracts parallel between Muslims who created Pakistan and the Muslims who remained in India.”
“Are we going to combine them (Muslims)? Can we do it if there’s a hostile relationship with Pakistan? We’re damaging our personal nationhood by enabling Islamabad to proceed being thought of enemy territory for no purpose aside from that it’s inhabited and created by Muslims,” Aiyar additional mentioned.
Whereas calling for dialogue with the neighbouring nation, Aiyar mentioned, “We have to work out methods of consolidating our personal nationhood and one essential facet of that’s one way or the other making a relationship with Islamabad which is able to allow Muslims residing in our nation to not be held accountable for what Hafiz Saeed does or did or will do.”
Earlier within the day, Aiyar referred to as Modi a “neech aadmi” (vile man), who did “soiled politics”, kicking up a row on the final day of campaigning for the primary section of the Gujarat Meeting polls.
Going through flak, the Congress suspended its senior chief from the first membership of the celebration over his purported casteist slur in opposition to the Prime Minister. The motion in opposition to the long-time Gandhi-family loyalist comes because the grand previous celebration heads into an electoral battle in Gujarat.