Aligarh: Senior Indian National Congress leader and former Law minister Salman Khurshid on Monday made a sensational admission about Congress having “Muslims’ blood on its hands”. The remark came during an interactive session with students of Aligarh Muslim University.
When asked about anti-Muslim riots and Babri Mosque demolition under Congress rule, Khurshid said, “There is blood on our hands. I am also a part of the Congress so let me say it, we have blood on our hands. Is this why are you trying to tell us that if someone attacks you we must not come forward to protect you? I am telling you. We are ready to show the blood on our hands so that you realize that you too must not get blood on your hands. If you attack them, you are the ones who would get stains on your hands.”
He further suggested that one should learn from Congress’ history, “Learn something from our past. Learn from our history and don’t create such situations for yourself where if you come back to Aligarh Muslim University after 10 years, you find no one like yourself putting out questions.”
Amir Mintoee, a suspended AMU student, asked Khurshid, “The first amendment was in 1948. Then there was Presidential order in 1950. After that Hasanpura, Maliana, Muzaffarnagar and there is a long list of riots under the Congress regime. Then there was the opening of the gates of Babri Masjid, placing idols inside and then the demolition of Babri Masjid while Congress was in power at the centre. Congress has Muslims’ blood on its hands. What do you have to say about it?”