Congress' hand stained with Muslims blood, says Salman Khurshid; party rejects statement

Elias Hubbard
April 24, 2018

In a startling response to a question posed by one of the students at Aligarh Muslim University, senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid admitted that the "Congress has blood on its hands". The senior congress leader made a shocking admission that party had blood of Muslims on its hands and we should learn from the mistakes of the past.

During the session, a student named Amir Mintoee pointed out that most of the major riots broke out during the Congress party's regime.

Referring to a long list of communal conflagrations including those at Hasanpura, Maliana, Muzaffarnagar, the student had said even the opening of the gates of Babri Masjid, placing of idols inside it and then its demolition took place when the Congress was in power at the Centre. "How would to wash these stains from Congress's hand?"

"Our hem is tainted by blood stains... and that is why you are telling me that we shouldn't stop if someone attacks you". I would like to state that before Independence and after it, the Congress has worked towards building an egalitarian society and taking all sections of the society together be it the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, the poor or the religious minorities. He said he understood why he was being asked this question.

"I won't hesitate to say that Congress has the stain of Muslim blood on its hand. What do you have to say about it?" the student asked.

Meanwhile, giving reaction after these controversial statements, Congress party leader and Rajya Sabha member PL Punia said, "Congress disagrees with the statement of Salman Khurshid in toto". "Salman Khurshid has revealed the truth behind Rahul Gandhi's "Save the Constitution' campaign". Congress has Muslims' blood on its hands. "What I said I will continue to say, I made the statement as a human being", Khurshid explained.

"I am a part of Congress".

The BJP used Khurshid's remarks to attack the Congress with Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi raking up a number of riots, including in Bhiwandi, Bhagalpur and Malegaon besides the one against Sikhs in 1984. When asked about the motion, Khurshid said he was saddened at the developments and asserted that the notice would not lead to any straightforward resolution.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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