Ahmedabad, November 26 (KMS): Indian Home Minister, Amit Shah, has said that Muslims were taught a lesson in 2002 in Gujarat, claiming that permanent peace had been established in the state since then.
Amit Shah was referring to the killing of thousands of Muslims during the anti-Muslim riots by Hindutva goons in 2002 under the patronage of the-then Chief Minister of Gujarat, Narendra Modi.
He made these remarks while addressing a rally in Mahudha town of Kheda district in support of BJP candidates ahead of the next month’s Assembly elections in the state. In his speech, he referred to the Muslims as anti-social elements.
Amit Shah said anti-social elements earlier indulged in violence in Gujarat as the Congress supported them, but after the perpetrators were “taught a lesson” in 2002, they stopped such activities and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) established “permanent peace” in the state.
He further claimed that Congress was against the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, because of its “vote bank”.