BJP MP Ananth Kumar Hegde was quoted by ANI as saying, "Till the time Islam exists in the world, no one can stop terrorism. If we want to keep a place like Bhatkal peaceful, then we should throw Islam away from this world and we should shut Islam."
Hegde's controversial statement comes just days after the hate speech against the minority community members by Minister of State for Human Resource and Development (HRD) Ram Shankar Katheria at a condolence meet in Agra after the murder of a local VHP leader.
Katheria's speech at Agra where he called on the Hindu community to unite against Muslims, rocked the Parliament on Tuesday with both the Houses witnessing disruptions over the provocative speeches at the event.
Katheria, however, claimed that he had not targeted any community in his speech.
Earlier on Tuesday, a group of social activists held a protest at Delhi's Jantar Mantar against alleged hate speech made by Katheria.