Salman Khurshid

The country is currently soaked in controversies and raging debates, whether its Asaram Bapu, Casting Couch, CJI Impeachment, there is another controversy which has stirred the country. It is the who said that his party men are stained “with the blood of Muslims”.

It was Khurshid who made a controversial statement during an interaction with students at Aligarh Muslim University.

Salman Khurshid

Former AMU student, Amir Mintoee shed light on the communal riots during the Congress era. In reply, Khurshid said: “There is blood on our hands too. I am a part of Congress. So, let me accept that we have the blood of Muslims on our hands. Even if we’ve made mistakes, we still have right to stand up for minorities.”

“I understand why you are asking this question. You are telling us that if someone attacks you now, then we (Congress) must not come forward to protect you. I am telling you this: we are ready to show the blood on our hands so that you understand that you too must not get blood on your hands,” Khurshid added. Salman Khurshid

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Mintoee pointed that the inappropriateness when Congress claims to take charge of minorities. “I pointed out to him that the first amendment (in Constitution) was made in 1948, which was followed by a presidential order in 1950 that saw communal riots in Hasanpura, Maliana, and Muzaffarnagar. I further told him that there is a long list of riots that happened under Congress, including the ones after the demolition of Babri Masjid,” said Mintoee. Salman Khurshid

Salman Khurshid

Khurshid also made a very interesting remark: “If you attack a community, you are the ones who get stains on your hands. Learn something from our history and don’t create such a situation for yourself, where if you come back to AMU after 10 years you will find someone like yourself who will ask this kind of question.” Salman Khurshid

In defense of his statement, he said in explanation: “I could have simply not answered the question but did so to drive home a point that even if we (Congress) have some bloodstains on our clothes or if we have committed some mistakes, we still have the right to stand up for minorities.” Salman Khurshid


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