Udupi: Controversial anti-religion statement - complaint filed against VHP leader

Daijiworld Media Network – Udupi (DC)

Udupi, Dec 5: Ansar Ahmed, chief of 'Pejawar Swamiji Muslim Fans Association' has filed a complaint against VHP leader Manjunath Swamy for making controversial statement against Islam and Muslim community.

It may be recalled that Manjunath Swamy, a national leader of Vishwa Hindu Parishad had stoked a controversy through anti-Muslim statement at VHP Ram Mandir Janagraha Rally on December 2. Addressing the gathering Swamy said that a mosque is not the only place for Muslims to pray. "Islam is not a religion. Quran is a manifesto of Islam. Muslims need not compulsorily go to a mosque. They pray in bus stands and even in toilets. Why do they need a mosque in Ayodhya," he had asked.

Manjunath Swamy at the rally on December 2

Ansar Ahmed

Ansar Ahmed in his complaint lodged at Udupi city police station stated that the VHP leader has hurt the sentiments of the Muslim community with his statement. The complaint also states that the statement by the right-wing leader is aimed to disturb peace in the society.

Ahmed has also claimed that he has a CD of the speech made by the VHP leader which he would present before the police.