Azam Khan Comments On Monument Row, Says Parliament Too A Sign Of Slavery Or Intolerance

| October 17 , 2017 , 14:32 IST

On Tuesday, BJP legislator Sangeet Som, got a strange support from Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, who has allegedly commented that all the Muslim monuments should be demolished, be it Red Fort or Taj Mahal.

Azam Khan, while addressing the crowd, said, “We should destroy all reminders of slavery that reek of those who once ruled over us. I've said this before too. Parliament, Qutab Minar, Rashtrapati Bhavan, Red Fort, Agra's Taj Mahal...all of it.”

According to the sources, Khan also stated, “I am not responding to the man who made this statement, because people who have slaughter houses running have no right to give any suggestions."

It was quite unclear that whether Khan has masked a sarcastic comment or he genuinely feels that every monument with Islamic origin must be demolished.

The whole turmoil of this controversy began when BJP leader from UP, abashed people for feeling sad about the removal of Taj Mahal from the top historic monuments of Uttar Pradesh. To support his excitation, he added,"Many were sad when the Taj Mahal was removed from the list of historical places. What kind of history? What place's history? Whose history? The history that the man who built the Taj Mahal imprisoned his father? The history that he wanted to wipe out the Hindus from all of Uttar Pradesh and India?"

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Several people have condemned this statement by the BJP leader and raised the question of intolerance for historic monuments in our nation.

Former CM of J&K Omar Abdullah lodged an acerbic statement through twitter by stating that he would look forward to PM Modi’s speech been addressed from the Nehru stadium instead of the Red fort.

Taj Mahal, the key root of this quarrel, is of the highly appraised monuments and is visited by more than 60 lakh tourists, from all over the globe, every year.