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Settling In India Does Not Give Muslims Any Special Rights, Says Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy On Friday Said That Setting In India Does Not Give Muslims Any Special Rights.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Victor Dasgupta | Updated on: 28 Feb 2020, 06:14:38 PM
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Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy (Photo Credit: Twitter: Subramanian Swamy)

New Delhi:

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Friday said that setting in India does not give Muslims any special rights. The statement came days after the national capital witnessed violent clashes between pro and anti CAA groups. Swamy took to Twitter and wrote, "In 1947 India was under no obligation to allow Muslims to settle in India because Partition was, according to Indian Independence Act passed by House of Commons, for a Hindu ruled India and a Muslim ruled Pakistan. Settling in India does not give Muslims any special rights."

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On Friday, several non-Congress opposition parties have written to President Ram Nath Kovind to direct authorities to ensure peace is restored in violence-hit northeast Delhi and action against those accused of making provocative speeches.

Leaders from parties like NCP, CPI(M), CPI, RJD, LJD, DMK and AAP have also sought time from Kovind to discuss the situation in the national capital.  "Immediate establishment of peace and a direction to authorities concerned, like the Lt Governor of Delhi who is directly answerable to you, to ensure speedy restoration of normalcy and to ensure that FIRs must be filed immediately against all who have made provocative hate speeches and the perpetrators of this violence must be brought to book," the leaders said in their letter.

The Congress had met the president on Thursday to seek normalcy and peace in areas hit by violence, and had demand Union Home Minister Amit Shah's resignation.

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At least 39 were killed and over 200 injured in the communal clashes that broke out in northeast Delhi on Monday after clashes between citizenship law supporters and protesters spiralled out of control.

The areas worst affected in the violence include Jaffrabad, Maujpur, Chand Bagh, Khureji Khas and Bhajanpura. The letter was signed by CPI(M)'s Sitaram Yechury, LJD's Sharad Yadav, NCP's Praful Patel, DMK's T R Balu, CPI's D Raja, RJD's Manoj Jha and AAP's Sanjay Singh. 

(With agency inputs)

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First Published : 28 Feb 2020, 04:34:50 PM