Lucknow: Now take this – did it ever cross your mind that Lord Ram, Krishna and Shiva all had Muslim antecedents? If the version of a minister in the cabinet of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, is to abide by, you might as well incorporate some unknown facts into your knowledge bank.
Anand Swaroop Shukla, minister of state for parliamentary affairs advocates that Indian Muslims should bow before the Indian culture because of the past. “The ancestors of Muslims in India are Lord Ram, Krishna and Shankar (Shiva). They do not need to see the land of Kaaba. These people should bow to the land and culture of India,” Shukla was quoted by PTI.
Shukla made these ‘enlightening’ comments while speaking on the row over posters stating ‘Sambhal is the land of Ghazis’ coming up in Sambhal before the visit of AIMIM supremo Asaduddin Owasi.
Shukla also tore into booked SP MP Shaifur Rehman Barq for openly siding with the Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. In fact Barq was charged with sedition for allegedly comparing the Talibani inroads with the Indian freedom struggle.
Shukla lavished praises on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Adityanath for thwarting any attempt to turn India into an Islamic state.
Now, go back to the library and start researching!