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Minority Commission Sends Notice to Swamy Against Controversial Remarks

BeyondHeadlines Staff Reporter

New Delhi: The National Commission for Minorities is considering sending notice to Janata Party President Subramanian Swamy asking for an explanation from him on his controversial remarks against the minorities. The commission wants Swamy to explain the inflammatory comments made by him in a controversial article on ‘Analysis: How to wipe out Islamic terror.’

Dr. Swamy’s speech has been if anything a little too free, swinging schizophrenically across the spectrum, from free love to free hate. (Image from IBN live.com)

National Commission for Minorities Chairman Wajahat Habibullah said that legal opinion has been sought as Subramanian Swamy has been found to be in violation of several provision of the Indian Penal Code. Habibullah said that Swamy’s article was guilty of inciting hatred against the minorities.

The commission will take up the issue on Tuesday.

Harvard University, where Swamy is presently on a teaching assignment, has also demands his removal from the list of visiting faculty. Swamy teaches Economics S-110: ‘Quantitative Methods in Economics and Business’ and Economics S-1316: ‘Economic Development in India and East Asia’ at the University.

Harvard University newspaper Harvard Crimson quoted him as saying: “In India, there has been wholesale support for the article.”

In the article published in the DNA on July 16 Swamy has called Islamic terrorism as India’s number one problem.

Excerpts of the article:

“The terrorist blast in Mumbai on July 13, 2011, requires decisive soul-searching by the Hindus of India. Hindus cannot accept to be killed in this halal fashion.”
“Islamic terrorism is India’s number one problem of national security…”

“Fanatic Muslims consider Hindu-dominated India “an unfinished chapter of Islamic conquests…”

“I do not blame the Muslim fanatics for targeting Hindus. I blame Hindus who have taken their individuality permitted in Sanatan Dharma to the extreme”
“The first lesson to be learnt from the recent history of Islamic terrorism against India and for tackling terrorism in India is that the Hindu is the target and that Muslims of India are being programmed by a slow reactive process to become radical and thus slide into suicide against Hindus.”

“Hindus must collectively respond as Hindus against the terrorist and not feel individually isolated….”

“…When the Ayodhya temple was sought to be attacked, we should have retaliated by re-building the Ram temple at the site.” “We need a collective mindset as Hindus to stand against the Islamic terrorist.”

“The Muslims of India can join us if they genuinely feel for the Hindu. That they do I will not believe unless they acknowledge with pride that though they may be Muslims, their ancestors were Hindus.”

“If any Muslim acknowledges his or her Hindu legacy, then we Hindus can accept him or her as a part of the Brihad Hindu Samaj (greater Hindu society) which is Hindustan.”

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