Muslims should stand equal with Hindus by ridding off 'minority' tag: Giriraj Singh

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Patna (Bihar) [India], Mar. 7 (ANI): After stoking a controversy by demanding a review on the definition of 'minorities', Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday while defending his earlier remark, asserted the Muslim community should be brought above the 'minority' category as there has been a rise in their population. "There should be debate on who is the minority in India. I just want to say that there has been a rise in the population of Muslims from the time of Independence and now they should be brought above this category and should stand equal with the Hindus in this country," Singh told ANI. Singh further demanded a strict population control measure that should be equal for both Hindus and Muslims. Earlier on Sunday, Singh's took to Twitter to insist a review on the Minority tag allotted to the Muslim community in the country. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="hi" dir="ltr">?????????? ??? ??????? ?? ???????? ???? ?? ?? ?????? ?? ?????????? ?? ???? ???? ?????,?? ??? ?? ????? ?? ?????????? ?? ??????? ?? ?? ??? ??? <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Giriraj Singh (@girirajsinghbjp) <a href="">March 4, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//" charset="utf-8"></script> The Union Minister had also shared a report of 'Pew Research Centre' and called for a fresh debate on minorities of the country. (ANI)