BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde’s remark,”eradicating Islam from this world” erects protests

Bhatkal: Bhatkal town was tense after several Muslim organisations condemned the inflammatory statement made BJP MP Anantkumar Hegde and demanded action against him. In a memorandum submitted to Uttara Kannada SP C. Vamsi Krishna, Majlise-Islah Wa Tanzeem, Bhatkal, general secretary, Altaf Kharuri said Mr. Hegde’s statement was malicious. It was aimed at creating a law and order problem, he said and urged the police to thoroughly investigate the matter.

Additional police forces have been deployed in Bhatkal as a precautionary measure. Photo: Special Arrangement

Additional police forces have been deployed in Bhatkal as a precautionary measure. Photo: the hindu

At a press conference in Bhatkal on Tuesday, Mr. Kharuri condemned Mr. Hegde’s statements against Islam and accused him of trying to target Muslims to safeguard his political base. Mr. Hegde’s dream of “eradicating Islam from this world” would never be realised. He said he would initiate all possible action against Mr. Hegde within the framework of law, and appealed to the Muslim community not to pay heed to such statements.