Yet another controversial statement from Union Minister Giriraj Singh.
The Union Minister went ahead and called the leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district, a ”temple of terrorism”.
It is learnt that Singh had at the time gone to meet Seer Swami Brahmananand Saraswati at the latter’s ashram.
With regards to the adjournment of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit case by the Supreme Court, the BJP leader sent out a stringent warning to Muslims, asking them not to “test Hindus’ patience”.
Responding to the Union Minister statement’s, Deobandi Ulema Qari Sayyid Ishaq Gora condemned the statement and demanded an immediate apology.
Another cleric, Mufti Asad Kasami, challenged Mr Singh to prove that Baghdadi and Hafiz Saeed used to be students of Darul Uloom Deoband.
The cleric also said that the institution always stood by the country in the fight against terrorism.>