In an oblique reference to Kamal Hassan, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath branded individuals talking about Hindu terrorism as anti-nationals.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Those who market their intellectual wisdom for making money talk about intolerance in the country and those who talk about Hindu terrorism are surviving on hand-out of foreigners. They are anti-nationals and people of this country will never forgive them,” Yogi said at Lucknow.
Sanatan dharm is the only religion in India. Rest are followers of different cults and beliefs. There is nothing called secularism in the country. It is the biggest lie in Independent India. Everyone has a right to follow their own cult or religion but above them is the nation and one cannot betray nation by raising their heads in the name of intolerance and Hindu terrorism,” said Yogi Adityanth.
“Hinduism is a culture and way of living. This Hindu country has given shelter to Muslims, Zoroastrians, Christians, Jews and so many others. India has given tolerance to the world and we respect all religions. But it does not mean we will allow anyone to call Hindus terrorists,” he said in an obvious reference to ongoing controversy over Kamal Hassan’s statement.
He said that one cannot impose their religious practices on others. “A Brahmin would remain a Brahmin even if he does not wear vermilion and ponytail,” the UP CM further said.