Six controversial statements from Hindu extremist leader and UP's CM Yogi Adityanath

Published: March 21, 2017


Following the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) victory in India’s Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, the far-right group has announced its chief minister – Yogi Adityanath.

A far-right-wing politician, Aditayanath is the head of Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur and is quite notorious for his extreme views against minorities in India, especially Muslims.

His nomination as the CM of UP has put the Muslims of the province in a very vulnerable position with some worrying about communal harmony under his rule.

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Here are some of the controversial quotes from Aditayanath which has made people question how can such a venom-spewing politician become a chief minister in a democratic country:

Killing 10 Muslims to avenge a single murder of a Hindu

“If a single Hindu is killed, we will not go to the authorities, but instead murder 10 people [in return].”

Threatening tazia processions

“We will not let any tazia processesions take palce inside Gorakhpur city. And along with these tazias, we will also celebrate our Holi.”

Making Muslims bow down to the Hindu majority

“If any organisation refuses to chant ‘Bharat Mata ki Jai’ or sing Vande Mataram, like we destroyed the Babri Masjid, we will destroy it.”

Hundreds of Indian Muslim girls being forced into converting to Hinduism

For Aditayanath, Shah Rukh Khan and Hafiz Saeed are same

“Shah Rukh Khan should remember that if a huge mass in society would boycott his films, he will also have to wander on streets like a normal Muslim….I am saying these people are speaking in a terrorist language. I think there is no difference between the language of Shah Rukh Khan and Hafiz Saeed.”

Lauding Trump’s travel ban against Muslims

“Trump’s victory has given politics a new direction, a new flow. You must have seen the decision he has taken. He named Narendra Modi his political icon… In 2013, Putin was questioned over Muslims being given special rights. The issue was discussed in their parliament… He stood up and said Russia cannot give anyone special rights as they are a minority. Whoever lives in Russia will abide by Russian laws and whoever doesn’t follow, should go where they have Shariah law.”

Maligning Mother Teresa

“Teresa was part of a conspiracy for Christianisation of India. Incidents of Christianisation had led to separatist movements in parts of North-East, including Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland.”

The article originally appeared on The Huffington Post

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Reader Comments (5)

  • rich
    Mar 21, 2017 - 7:00PM

    as a roman catholic christian i find nothing wrong

    respect others and get respect, Recommend

  • rana
    Mar 22, 2017 - 12:00AM

    These are not controversial these are facts.One need guts to say and truth is bitter.Putin sad about Muslims in Russia who does follow their cultures and traditions. Those words very harsh.Any one can check it on YouTube.Recommend

  • Blunt
    Mar 22, 2017 - 1:55AM

    I think ET has missed the most controversial statement here, can be found in the video posted by London Post.
    All I have left to say now is ‘Thank you Quaid e Azam, Thank you Allam Iqbal’Recommend

  • Sunil
    Mar 22, 2017 - 2:01AM

    I love this man, he is great and is standing up for Hindu values. Why should we just keep on taking it from Muslims? The world over people are fed up of Muslims.Recommend

  • Bunny Rabbit
    Mar 22, 2017 - 11:21AM

    FGS that was in the past . today a lot of water has gone down the bridge. people change / thoughts change / opinions change / ideas change . As a CM hes more tamed and responsible today .Recommend

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