India has seen communal tensions since 7th century, some faiths have no tolerance: BJP's CT Ravi

 India has seen communal tensions since 7th century, some faiths have no tolerance: BJP's CT Ravi


India has seen communal tensions since 7th century, some faiths have no tolerance: BJP's CT Ravi


Karnataka has been gripped by communal tension over issues like hijab ban, halal meat ban, uniform civil code in educational institutions and loudspeakers row.


Bengaluru: BJP's national general secretary CT Ravi has stoked controversy with his comments stating that India has seen communal tensions since the 7th century as some faiths have no tolerance.

The firebrand BJP leader from Karnataka opined that communal tension is nothing new in India and there are some intolerant faiths in the country. He made the statemnet during his visit to Goa to conduct meetings with the state BJP's top office-bearers and legislators. The panchayat elections are due in the coastal state.

"Communal tension is nothing new. Is this the first time it is happening? It started from the first attack on India in the 7th century, not from today," Ravi said, adding that "Some people try to create communal tension. There are some intolerant faiths. They have no tolerance. They do this."


The BJP national general secretary's comments come amid ongoing controversy over loudspeakers and hijab controversy in Karnataka and other parts of the country.

Several communal violence incidents have been reported in the last one month from across the country. Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Delhi witnessed violence on the occasion of Ram Navami and Hanuman Jayanti.

The BJP MLA from Chikmagalur Assembly constituency of Karnataka, has openly advocated ban on halal meat in Karnataka and uniform dress code in educational institutions.


Following Muslim organisations' announcement of a bandh call against the court verdict of the which banned hijab in classrooms, Ravi had said that people need to shed the Jinnah mindset.

"Come out of Jinnah mindset and inculcate Indinaness. The Jinnah agenda won't work now," he had said.

In recent times, Karnataka has been gripped by communal tension over issues like hijab ban, halal meat ban, uniform civil code in educational institutions and loudspeaker row.

In recent times, Karnataka has been gripped by communal tension over issues like hijab ban, halal meat ban, uniform civil code in educational institutions and loudspeakers row.

Ravi has repeatedly said that BJP is not against any community or religion but it is the Congress which uses religion to break the society by creating a rift.


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