Congress Has Muslim Blood On Its Hands, Admits Salman Khurshid

| April 24 , 2018 , 14:04 IST

Former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday made a startling admission when he said that the Congress party did have Muslim blood on its hands.

Khurshid had been responding to a question from a student of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), when he made the comment.

AMU student and activist Amir Mintoee asked the Congress leader about the massacre of Muslims in Muzaffarnagar, Maliana, Meerut, Hashimpura, Bhagalpur, Moradabad, and Aligarh riots besides Babri Masjid demolition.

“The first amendment in AMU Act was in 1948. Then there was Presidential order in 1950. After that Muslims were massacred in Hasanpura, Maliana, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Moradabad, Bhagalpur, Aligarh. Then there was the opening of the gates of Babri Masjid, placing idols inside and then the demolition of Babri Masjid while Narasimha Rao-led Congress government was in power. Congress has Muslims' blood on its hands. What do you have to say about it?” Mintoee questioned.

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“It is a political question. There is blood on our hands. I am also a part of the Congress so let me say it, we have blood on our hands. Is this why are you trying to tell us that if someone attacks you, we must not come forward to protect you?" Khushid responded.

"I am telling you. We are ready to show the blood on our hands so that you realise that you too must not get blood on your hands,” the senior Congress leader said.

“If you attack them, you are the ones who would get stains on your hands. Learn something from our past. Learn from our history and don't create such situations for yourself where if you come back to Aligarh Muslim University after 10 years, you find no one like yourself putting out questions,” Khurshid added.

As the senior Congress leader's statement sparked a controversy, he stood by his words.

"What I said I will continue to say, I made the statement as a human being," Khurshid said to ANI on his statement 'Congress has blood on its hands'.