Muslims leading miserable lives in India: Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan, stirred another controversy on Wednesday by saying Muslims in India are living in fear. Khan was addressing a gathering of Hajj pilgrims in Lucknow city of Uttar Pradesh. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav flagged off the first batch of Hajj pilgrims from the state. Wishing the pilgrims a safe journey, Khan expressed concern over their well-being, saying he hopes and prays no one is harmed by 'love jihad'. Khan also targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he does not want peace and harmony in the country. Meanwhile, Khan also blamed the central government for the riots in northern cities of Saharanpur and Muzaffarnagar. Khan's statement came on the anniversary of the Muzaffarnagar riots where more than 62 people were killed and thousands displaced after killing of two brothers in Kaval village on August 27, 2013. He also said that he could be hurt after his remarks go viral.