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Owaisi’s refusal to praise India reveals Talibani mindset: Adityanath

india Updated: Mar 16, 2016 08:41 IST
HT Correspondent
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said on March 14 that he would not chant slogans such as ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ even if somebody held a knife to his throat.

AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said on March 14 that he would not chant slogans such as ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ even if somebody held a knife to his throat.(File photo/ HT)

Firebrand BJP MP Yogi Adityanath on Monday said it should be made compulsory for every citizen of India to chant slogans such as ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Hind’ in order to show respect to the country.

Adityanath’s demand comes in the backdrop of  a controversial statement made by All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi on March 14 that he would not chant slogans such as ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ even if somebody held a knife to his throat.

Read: Won’t say ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’: AIMIM’s Owaisi dares RSS chief Bhagwat

Owaisi’s statement revealed his Talibani mindset, the Gorakhpur MP said, adding that such  a mentality  was the very reason why Muslims across the world were viewed with suspicion. “ It is condemnable and  disappointing  as well ,” said Adityanath, who is also the chief priest of the Gorakhnath temple.

The AIMIM leader had  made the statement at a public meeting in Latur, Maharashtra, in response to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh chief Mohan Bhagwat’s suggestion that the new generation should to be taught to  chant  slogans hailing  the country they lived in.