Row over Ghulam Nabi Azad's ISIS-RSS remarks: BJP to raise issue in Parliament - All you need to know

Irked over senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's ISIS-RSS remarks, the BJP is all set to raise the issue in Parliament on Monday.

Updated: Mar 13, 2016, 12:18 PM IST
Row over Ghulam Nabi Azad's ISIS-RSS remarks: BJP to raise issue in Parliament - All you need to know

New Delhi: Irked over senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad's ISIS-RSS remarks, the BJP is all set to raise the issue in Parliament on Monday.

What's the matter all about?

Ghulam Nabi Azad on Saturday stoked a controversy as he sought to draw a parallel between ISIS and RSS over their alleged attempts to divide communities.

Azad said that Muslims oppose both the Islamic State and the Sangh Parivar.

What did he say?

"We see among Muslims too, who have become reason of destruction of Muslim countries today... there are some forces behind it... but we need to understand why Muslims are taking part in it, why they are getting trapped."

"So, we oppose organisations like ISIS, the way we oppose RSS. If those among us, in Islam, too do wrong things, they are no way less than RSS, " the Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha said.

Where did he make the remark?

He made these remarks while addressing a massive gathering at the 'National Integration Conference' organised by Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind in New Delhi.

Who all attended the event?

Besides Azad, the conference was attended by another Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar, Jamiat president Syed Arshad Madani, Muslim clerics and Christian, Buddhist and Sikh community leaders from parts of the country.