Those who cannot say Bharat Mata Ki Jay should leave India: CM Maharashtra
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that those who cannot say "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" should leave India.
He claimed that there are millions of people in the country which believe that everyone must say "Bharat Mata Ki Jay".
He said “Some peole say we will not say Bharat Mata Ki Jai. Then what? Pakistan Ki Jai or China Ki Jai?... If you want to live in this country then you have to say Bharat Mata Ki Jai, otherwise you have no right to live here.”
His statement came just days after of fatwa issued by India’s largest Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband which was also backed by Jamat-e-Islami Hind (JIH).
“Bharat Mata, according to some Hindu sects, is a goddess and they worship her. For Muslim Participating in worshiping a goddess would be un-Islamic,” the fatwa said.
Muslim leaders of religious organizations blamed Maharashtra CM and claimed that no one has a right to decide whether who will stay or leave the country and government leaders should avoid from making such statements.
The slogan row started from AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi when he refused to say the slogan and claimed that he will not chant ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ even if a knife is put to his throat.