The day Hindus become a minority, there will be no secularism in India: Union Minister G Kishan Reddy

Minister of Development of North Eastern Region of India, G Kishan Reddy accused the Congress of dissuading peace on the basis of religion. He said that Hindus being termed as terrorists by senior congress leaders is not a good sign for the country as India believes in brotherhood and peace.

Reacting to Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s controversial take on Hindutva, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy on Saturday said that if Hindus become a minority in India, there will be no secularism left in the country, ANI reported.

Minister of Development of North Eastern Region of India, G Kishan Reddy accused the Congress of dissuading peace on the basis of religion. He said that Hindus being termed as terrorists by senior congress leaders is not a good sign for the country as India believes in brotherhood and peace.

Reacting to the controversy stoked by Khurshid, who equated RSS with Boko Haram and ISIS, G Kishan Reddy said, "Such statements by a senior Congress leader are not appreciable."

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Speaking to ANI, Reddy said, "In India, Hindus are being termed as terrorists and the statement coming from a senior Congress leader is not good. Indians believe in brotherhood, peace. Hindus also believe in secularism so never disrespect Hindus. Here in India, Hindus, Muslims, Christians everybody live equally."

Reddy further slammed Congress saying that the party tries to divide on the basis of religion to gain votes. He accused them of communalizing situations since the time of Independence.

"Whenever there are elections around the corner, the Congress party tries to communalism on the basis of religion since the time of independence. So I request Congress party leaders do not break people on the basis of religion. For the elections, do not divert people on the basis of religion," he added

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Khurshid's book on the Ayodhya verdict was released last week. It explored the Apex Court's landmark judgement on the Ayodhya dispute. Khurshid has compared Hindutva to radical terrorist groups like "ISIS and Boko Haram".

Meanwhile, two Delhi lawyers have filed complaints on Thursday with Delhi Police against Khurshid, for allegedly defaming and comparing Hinduism with terrorism in his book.