Indian Political Party Calls For Denial of Voting Rights for Muslims

April 13, 2015 8:25 AM

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Indian Political Party Calls For Denial of Voting Rights for Muslims

The editorial was published in Saamana — the mouthpiece of the right-wing Shiv Sena party — and reiterated a statement from its late founder Balasaheb Thackeray that advocated the withdrawal of Muslim people’s right to vote, the Indian Express reported.

“If Muslims are being used … to play politics, they can never develop,” the editorial reads. “Balasaheb had once said voting rights of Muslims should be withdrawn. What he said is right.”

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