New Delhi, Aug. 2: The National Commission for Minorities will register a case against Subramanian Swamy over a newspaper article in which he allegedly advocated disenfranchising Muslims who refuse to acknowledge their Hindu ancestry.
Commission chairperson Wajahat Habibullah dubbed the article by the Janata Party president outrageous and inflammatory.
We will register an FIR against him with Delhi police and will also complain to the Election Commission seeking derecognition of his party, Habibullah said today.
The panel has taken suo motu notice of the write-up, although a Delhi lawyer moved court yesterday to prosecute Swamy.
India should be declared a Hindu Rashtra and only Muslims who acknowledge their ancestors were Hindus should be allowed to vote, said the article by Swamy, a Harvard professor with a Parsi wife and a Muslim son-in-law.
The article, titled How to wipe out Islamic terror, appeared in the DNA on July 16 — three days after the Mumbai blasts.
Habibullah said Swamy had violated the IPC, Representation of the People Act and other laws with his article that said only Muslims who acknowledge that their ancestors were Hindus should be allowed to vote.
Habibullah indicated the case could be filed in a day or two. What he has written is outrageous and inflammatory. We have consulted lawyers and they are helping us with filing the complaint. We will take action in a day or two.
The article has also ruffled feathers abroad. Last week some of Harvards faculty and students circulated a petition asking the Ivy League university to repudiate Swamys remarks and stop having him as an economics teacher in the summer.