Lucknow, August 12: BJP legislator from Uttar Pradesh, Surendra Singh has cited the SC/ST Act as the main reason for casteism. According to an ANI tweet, Singh said, "If this Act is repealed there will be no untouchability. SC/ST Act and reservations have kept casteism alive." Muslims Having Multiple Wives, Children ‘Animalistic’, Says UP BJP MLA Surendra Singh.
Last year Singh said, "The way in which the SC/ST Act is being misused, the review petition does not seem to be relevant…The society should not be made to bear the fallout of caste politics…The Supreme Court has not changed the Act, but has only said that its misuse should be stopped and innocent people should not be harassed."
Check ANI tweet:
BJP MLA from Ballia, Surendra Singh: Casteism is alive today only because of the SC/ST Act, if this Act is repealed there will be no untouchability. SC/ST Act and reservations have kept casteism alive. (11.8.19) pic.twitter.com/dMlIP8iwbh
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 12, 2019
Surendra Singh made a controversial statement recently, where he said, Muslims who have many wives and children in large numbers have an "animalistic tendency."
"In the Muslim religion, you know that people keep 50 wives and give birth to 1050 children. This is not a tradition but an animalistic tendency. In society, giving birth to only two to four children is normal," the BJP leader said while speaking to reporters.