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Yasin Bhatkal statement: Farooqui fit to be in Pakistan, says Togadia

Last Updated: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 17:44

Coimbatore: VHP on Sunday said SP leader Kamaal Farooqui was "fit to be in Pakistan" after his comments over the arrest of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal.
"Those who are supporting anti-nationals and terrorists should be branded as anti-nationals and should be in Pakistan," VHP International Working President Praveen Togadia told reporters here.

Togadia made the comment against the backdrop of Farooqui asking whether Bhatkal`s arrest was "based on crime or religion".

The VHP leader said, "This Farooqui is fit to be in Pakistan. If he is supporting anti-nationals and terrorists, he is anti-national and fit to be in Pakistan."

Congress and BJP have slammed Farooqui for his comment calling it "ridiculous" and "regrettable".

Samajwadi Party has, however, distanced itself from Farooqui`s remarks saying they reflected his personal views.

"Farooqui`s statement is not that of the party`s. It could be his personal views," senior SP leader Ramgopal Yadav said yesterday.


First Published: Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 17:43
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