BJP MP Pandey blames growing populations of Muslims for rising crimes
Ambedkar Nagar BJP MP Hari Om Pandey today blamed the “growing population” of Muslims in the country for rising crime, adding to the controversial remarks by his party leaders in recent days.
He said there had been a “rapid increase” in the percentage of Muslims in the population since Independence and called for the introduction of a Bill in Parliament to “save India from becoming another Pakistan”.
The MP’s remarks echo that of Alwar (Urban) MLA Banwari Lal Singhal who, while condemning the lynching of a Muslim man on suspicion of cow smuggling, blamed the victim’s Meo community for crime in the district.
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