Subramanian Swamy's article sparks controversy

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Mumbai, Jul 30: In a shocking news, the Janata Party president Subramanian Swamy wrote in a news article that the government should re-think on the voting rights of Muslims to wipe out Islamic terror in the country. Following his controversial article, Maharashtra minorities commission asked Mumbai police to charge criminal case against him.

In the article titled 'How to wipe out Islamic terror,' which was published in a national newspaper, Subramanian Swamy wrote that "fanatic Muslims consider Hindu-dominated India an unfinished chapter of Islamic conquests" and by 2012 Islam will confront Hindus to "complete unfinished business."

While the disputable article sparked controversy in social networking sites and web, some of the readers asked for actions against Swamy. who was honoured doctorate from Harvard. [Read: Harvard Univ snubs Subramanian Swamy for article on Muslims]

Later vice chairman of Mahrashtra minorities commission, Abraham Mathai wrote to Mumbai police seeking actions against Swamy for "extreme xenophobic right-wing thoughts" in his article.

"I am writing to you following uproar and a feeling of insecurity among the minority community caused by an article written by Dr. Subramanian Swamy entitled 'How to wipe out Islamic terror' published in the DNA of 16th July 2011," the letter said.

Abraham Mathai demanded criminal case against the author under Section 153 (A) of the Indian Penal Code. He also said that the views expressed in his article were completely anti-Islamic and socially irresponsible.

"As a matter of fact, the Muslim community has as much stake as any in the progress, security and well being of India as a nation. Dr Swamy's bizarre solution is converting Muslims into Hinduism, rather than allowing each individual to choose to live as he/she wishes as expressed in Article 25 of the constitution," Mathai said.

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