No Hajj if Ram Tample not built, BJP leader warns Indian Muslims

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No Hajj if Ram Tample not built, BJP leader warns Indian Muslims

ISLAMABAD: A leader of Hindu extremist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has warned Indian Muslims that they would not be allowed to go on Hajj, if they create obstacles in the construction of Ram Temple on the site of Babri Masjid at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.
The BJP MLA, Brijbhushan Rajput, from Charkhari, Uttar Pradesh, in video message said, “The Muslim community should respect the feelings on the issue of Ram Temple of one billion Hindus in the country. If they don’t do so, we will not respect their feelings too.”
“If Muslims create hindrance or stop construction of Ram Temple, their Hajj pilgrimage will also be stopped,” Rajput said.
Rajput demanded that the minority status of Muslims should be repealed and the subsidy given on Hajj pilgrimage should be scrapped.
After putting up the video on his Facebook page, Rajput was quoted by Hindustan Times saying it was not his statement but that of 100 crore Hindus.
Justifying his stand he said if Muslims were taking it as a threat then let it be. “I completely stand by what I have said in the video,” he added.
Meanwhile, a litigant in the Ayodhya temple-mosque land dispute case told the Supreme Court in New Delhi that the Babri Masjid was destroyed by the Hindu Taliban just like the demolition of the Buddha statue at Bamiyan in Afghanistan.
“No law or the Constitution allows destruction of religious structures of any faith,” senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing for the legal heirs of M Siddiq, the original litigant who died, told a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices Ashok Bhushan and S Abdul Nazeer. – APP

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