An Indian lawmaker suggested that Muslims should leave the country.
"Muslims should not even be living in this country, they should go to Pakistan or Bangladesh," Vinay Katiyar said Wednesday, ANI reported.
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 further claimed 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 population, so why do they need to live here? They were given separate territory, they should go to Pakistan or Bangladesh, what business do they have here," said Katiyar.
India, a Hindu-majority country, has a large Muslim population. In fact, it is expected to be the country with the world's largest Muslim population by 2050.