New Delhi: Union Minister Giriraj Singh, famous for his controversial remarks, on Wednesday triggered another controversy after he alleged that Islamic seminary Deoband in Saharanpur is “aatankvaad ki Gangotri” (source of terrorists). Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Giriraj Singh Denies AAP's Bribery Claim, Says 'Had Gone to Shop to Buy Stuff'
“I had once said earlier that Deoband is the Gangotri of terrorists. All most wanted terrorists of the world came from Deoband, including Hafiz Saeed or any of the others,” Giriraj Singh said while speaking to media persons in Saharanpur. Also Read - Delhi Assembly Election 2020: In Fresh Row Before Polls, Giriraj Singh Caught 'Distributing' Money
“These people are not against CAA, they are against India. This is a kind of a Khilafat movement,” said Giriraj Singh while attacking the ongoing anti-CAA protests in Deoband. Also Read - Shaheen Bagh is Breeding Ground of Suicide Bombers, Says Giriraj Singh Two Days Ahead of Delhi Assembly Polls
Notably, Deoband has witnessed anti-CAA protests over the past months and has faced attack from BJP leaders.
In his earlier controversial statement, Giriraj Singh had alleged that ‘suicide bombers’ were being raised in Shaheen Bagh.
Referring to a video, in which a few children are purportedly making some objectionable comments against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Giriraj Singh said poison is being drilled into the minds of kids.
“This Shaheen Bagh protest is no longer an agitation. A group of suicide bombers is being raised here and conspiracy against the country is being hatched in its capital,” he claimed.