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Protests against Sadhvi Prachi for ‘Muslim-free India’ remark

New Delhi: Taking strong objection to Hindutva leader Sadhvi Prachi’s recent statement calling for a “Muslim-free” India, the All India Imams Council on Thursday staged a protest demanding an FIR against the VHP leader.

Known for courting controversies, Sadhvi had recently claimed the mission of a Congress-free India has already been “accomplished” and it is now time to rid the country of Muslims.

“The statement was not only unconstitutional and offensive in nature but will also harm the secular fabric of our nation and intending to communal polarization and promoting enmity between two different communities,” Mafti Hanir Ahrar Qasmi, General Secretary of the Imam council said.

Members of the Imam Council staged a demonstration at Jantar Mantar here and later submitted a memorandum to National Commission of Minorities in this regard.

“We demand immediate registration of FIR with proper penal sections against Sadhvi and also a ban on her public meetings within the country since she has been continuously making the society boil on communal lines,” the memorandum said.

The protesters also demanded action against Bajrang Dal leaders who had recently organised an arms training camp which triggered a war of words among political parties in Uttar Pradesh.

“We demand that all weapons from Bajrang Dal be seized and the arms’ license of all concerned be cancelled,” the memorandum said.