Union Minister of state for Human Resources Development, Ram Shankar katheria has drawn flak for his alleged hate speech calling muslims as demons and descendants of Ravana and the issue rocked parliament today. The Minister has denied the charge.
According to reports, Katheria, along with BJP MP from Fatehpur Sikri Babu Lal, had recently attended a condolence meeting held for VHP worker Arun Mahaur, who was reportedly killed by a Muslim youth, in Agra. During the meeting, several speakers threatened Muslims of revenge. One of the speakers also reportedly asked the gathering to “corner Muslims and destroy the rakshas (demons).
Both Houses of the Parliament witnessed repeated disruptions over Katheria’s remarks as proceedings began today.
Congress leader Anand Sharma has given the adjournment motion in the Rajya Sabha.