Lucknow: Reacting to statement of PB Acharya, Governor of Assam that “Indian Muslims are free to go to Pakistan”, Azam Khan, Uttar Pradesh Minister said that he will not go to the Pakistan but if Acharya wants he can go to Nepal.
Earlier, on Saturday, Acharya said that ‘Hindustan is for Hindus’ and that the name of a single Bangladeshi should not be in the updating of the National Register for Citizens (NRC). He also said that “Hindustan is for Hindus. There is nothing wrong with that. Hindus from different countries can stay here. They cannot be outsiders. There is nothing to be feared about that. But how to accommodate them is a big question and we should think about that”
Again on Sunday he said that Indian Muslims are free to go to Pakistan or anywhere if they feel they are being persecuted in India. He said “Indian Muslims are free to go anywhere. They can stay here like those who are staying here. Many of them have gone to Pakistan. If one wants to go Pakistan or Bangladesh, he is free to go. If he is persecuted like Tasleema Nasreen, she also came here”. However, he insisted that India is a big hearted country and everyone is welcome here.
“We will give a safe haven to anyone and everyone. India is a big hearted country. India is the most tolerant country in the world,” he added.