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Muslims being targetted, says Azam

In the backdrop of lynching and defacing of Muslims in the name of consuming beef, senior Uttar Pradesh minister and Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan today said Muslims were being targetted.

“Muslims are being targetted in the name of beef. Where do we go?” he asked while replying to a query by reporters about ink attack on Independent MLA from Jammu and Kashmir Sheikh Abdul Rashid by a right wing outfit in Delhi yesterday.

Khan said, “Only one thing is left that we should write Muslim on the map of India and smear black ink on it.”

He said if eating beef was a sin then the punishment given to Rashid, should also be meted out to Justice (retd) Markandey Katju and author Shobha De.

Khan said in that case half of the Indian population should be punished.

“Muslim community is a weak community which is being punished,” he rued.

Yesterday, Rashid was the target of fringe Hindu outfit Hindu Sena which threw ink and mobil oil on him at the Press Club in Delhi protesting against the beef party he held in Srinagar earlier this month.