Mangalore: Members of Popular Front of India (PFI) staged a demonstration here on Tuesday to register their protest against the “communal policies” of union government of India.
The protestors, who assembled in front of the office of deputy commissioner in the city in the evening raised slogans against BJP national president Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj whose recent remarks against Madrasas triggered controversy.
Maharaj, a MP from Unnao constituency, alleged alleged recently that madrasas across the country are imparting “education of terror” and “love jihad”. He also claimed that Muslim youth in madrasas are being motivated for “love jihad” with offers of cash rewards — Rs 11 lakh for an “affair” with a Sikh girl, Rs 10 lakh for a Hindu girl and Rs 7 lakh for a Jain girl.
The protesters questioned on the silence of Narendra Modi and Muslim leaders in BJP, including minority affairs minister Najma Heptulla over the matter.
Condemning the provocative remarks of senior BJP leaders, the protesters said that Modi led BJP government is trying to polarize the nation.
“Those who allege that Madrasa is the hub of terrorism should either get proof for their statements or should be prosecuted for the same,” said one of the speakers at the protest.