India News | India is governed by its constitution, not Sharia ‘criminal law’: VHP on violence in India amid row of controversial remarks

New Delhi [India]Jun 11 (ANI): Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday strongly condemned the violence that took place in many parts of the country on Friday following the controversial remarks about the Prophet Muhammad and said that some “jihadist” elements are trying to mislead members of the Muslim community, adding that India is governed by its Constitution and not by ‘Sharia criminal law’.

In a self-made video, VHP leader Alok Kumar said he was pleased the government was taking action.

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“After the Friday prayers, mobs attacked many innocent people and damaged many places across the country and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad strongly condemns this incident,” Kumar said.

He added: “It is a matter of concern for all of us that some jihadist elements among Muslims are trying to take the Muslim community down a path of violence and lawlessness.

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“It is concerning that some jihadist elements among Muslims are trying to lead the general Muslim community down a path of violence and lawlessness. It is neither good for them nor good for this country. We want to warn all those elements and everyone must understand that India is governed by its own constitution and not by Sharia criminal law,” he said.

“An FIR has been registered and the police are investigating the cases. We are confident that the government is taking action against the rioters. But there should be no negligence in these actions,” the VHP chief added.

He further said that the entire loss caused to the property should be recovered from the same people who commit such acts and that the recovery process should be expedited.

“No crowd has the right to decide who is a criminal, nor the right to punish a criminal himself. We have no laws on heresy, papacy and blasphemy in our country”, a- he added.

Worried that if this incident of violence continues it could also affect people from other communities, Kumar said, “India is governed by the Constitution, whoever works against it will have to be prepared for its consequences. this is all going on continuously so its reaction can affect other companies as well and if that happens then it won’t be good for anyone so everyone has to be careful.”

A controversy erupted after controversial remarks made by suspended BJP leader Nupur Sharma and expelled leader Naveen Jindal on the Prophet Muhammad.

Nationwide protests erupted on Friday and later turned violent in many states following incidents of rock-throwing and burning of multiple vehicles and vandalism. (ANI)

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