BJP legislator says will 'behead' those opposing Ram Mandir in Ayodhya

A senior official in India's ruling party has sparked outrage after threatening to behead "traitors" who oppose the construction of a Hindu temple on the disputed site of a mosque destroyed in religious riots.

"I request to take appropriate action against the BJP MLA Raja Singh to allow law and order to prevail in the city (sic)", said Khan in his complaint.

Since then, various right-wing leaders have been campaigning for the temple to be built. The incident triggered nationwide violence that left hundreds dead.

However supporters of Raja Singh say that they are not aimed at any community but were made only in support of Ram Mandir construction.

Firebrand Bharatiya Janata Party's member of legislative assembly (MLA) from Goshamahal constituency in Hyderabad, Raja Singh, threatened to "take care" of those coming in the way of building Ram Mandir in Ayodhya. He called it "baap ki sarkaar (my father's government)".

He has been booked by Dabeerpura police under IPC section 295A (deliberate and malicious acts meant to outrage religious feelings of any class by insulting its religion or religious beliefs), Police Inspector D Venkanna Naik told PTI.

Dabeerpura inspector D Venkanna Naik said."We have registered the case after legal opinion".

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Amjedullah has also posted a video reaction to the speech and asked: "Why has Hyderabad police not acted against Raja Singh yet?"

Vijayan came to Hyderabad to take part in various programmes including a Malayalees' get-together and a CPM public meeting to mark the success of Padayatra by its leaders in Telangana on people's issues.

The BJP, however, sought to douse the controversy, saying the Ram temple can be built only with consensus.

"We also know how to give you a fitting reply", he said. "Kahin na kahi hum tumhara Babar ka masjid bana denge (somewhere we will make the Babar's masjid for you)", he added.

Earlier on March 21, the apex court had suggested an out-of-court settlement in the highly vexed case. He said despite all this hate speech, the police didn't stop him.

The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh distanced itself from Singh and condemned his statements, saying that they were violent.