Updated: Feb 7, 2018, 11:12 IST

NEW DELHI: BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said today that “Muslims should not even be living in this country, they should go to Pakistan or Bangladesh”.

Katiyar, who founded the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s (VHP) youth wing, Bajrang Dal, further said a bill should be introduced in Parliament that frames a punishment for those “who do not respect Vande Mataram, (and) those who insult the national flag, or hoist the Pakistani flag.”

Katiyar’s comment was a response to AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi demanded the framing of a law to punish anyone who calls an Indian Muslim a “Pakistani”.

Without referring to Owaisi, Katiyar further said that “Muslims partitioned the country” on religious lines.

“Muslims shouldn’t even be living in this country, they’re the ones who partitioned this country based on their populatkon, so why do they need to live here? They were given separate territory, they should go t Pakistan or Bangladesh, what business do they have here,” said Katiyar.

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