This comes after he said that he would "behead anyone who opposed the temple's construction".

Hyderabad BJP MLA Raja Singh says he is ready to die and kill for Ram temple at AyodhyaImage: Facebook/Raja Singh
news Politics Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 08:50

A day after the Hyderabad police registered an FIR against Goshamahal MLA Raja Singh for making communally charged comments over the Babri Masjid demolition case, the BJP legislator shows no signs of backing down.

Addressing a large gathering in Hyderabad on Tuesday on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanthi, Raja Singh referred to his earlier comments and said that, "dogs were barking on it."

In his earlier speech, Singh had said, "To those who warn of dire consequences if Ram Mandir is built, we were waiting for you to say this, so we can behead you. You can hold our feet, and we will make your Babar's Masjid somewhere else. This is Hindustan. If anyone lives here and taunts Hindus, we won't let them stay here." 

As a video of the speech was posted on social media, MBT leader and spokesperson Amjed Ullah Khan filed a complaint with the police.  

In his complaint addressed to the Dabeerpura Police Station SHO, Khan said during Ram Navami procession in Hyderabad on April 5, Singh with his “provocative and derogatory speech” hurt the “sentiments of Muslim Community” and disrupted the “peaceful atmosphere” of the city.

Speaking to The News Minute on Monday, Venkanna Naik Dheeravath, the Inspector at Dabeerpura Police Station, said a case was registered against Singh under section of 295A of the Indian Penal Code (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs) on Sunday.  

Meanwhile, in his speech on Tuesday, Singh reiterated his demand for a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya and said that he was ready to give his life, or take a life, for it.

"This is Hindustan. If anyone lives here and taunts Hindus, we won't let them stay here," he said, repeating phrases from his earlier speech.

Watch the video here.


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