'No howls?': After tweet on Hungarian PM, Subramanian Swamy now cites Putin to incite CAA protesters
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After batting for the Citizenship Amendment Act through an ambiguous reference to the Hungarian Prime Minister, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday cited Vladimir Putin saying that the Russian leader "has said that Russians have tears in their eyes when they see Christians being massacred by Muslims in Middle East".

"No howls?" he asked again on Twitter.

Earlier on Wednesday morning Swamy had taken to Twitter to support the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) with an ambiguous reference to the Hungarian Prime Minister.

In his tweet Swamy had claimed that Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban had maintained that his country won't accept any Muslim immigrants.

"Hungary's PM has just announced, according to one Delhi newspaper, that only Christians will be allowed to immigrate to his country. Hungary will not allow Muslim immigrants. Any howls please?" the former Union Cabinet Minister wrote on Twitter.

Swamy also instigated people who have been opposing the controversial Act to now peak up and say something on the issue.

While the claim is still being looked into, there is enough proof that the Hungarian government is not interested in offering asylum to refugees from any other religious community than Christianity. Earlier in 2019, Prime Minister Viktor Orban had launched his campaign based on a seven-point plan against immigration. He had also said at a gathering of supporters of his ideology that his party will decide whether they want to defend the Christian European culture or open it for multiculturalism.

Swamy has been a supporter of the CAA initiated by his party as a means to grant Indian citizenship to Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain, Parsi and Christian communities, who have come from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, till December 31, 2014.

Earlier, Swamy had said that Hindus had partitioned part of "Bharat Mata for Pakistan" and that this, even ignoring "700 years of brutalities" that people suffered at the hands of Muslim invaders, "entitles us to reject any and every Muslim illegal immigrant". He made an exception for "conscience rebels" such as Tarik Fatah and Taslima Nasreen.

"Leave aside the 700 years of brutalities we Hindus suffered at the hands of Muslim invaders and their progenies,the fact that we amputated 1/3 rd of Bharat Mata for Pak entitles us to reject any & every Muslim illegal immigrant except for conscience rebels as Tarik Fatah &Taslima," he wrote on Twitter.

(With inputs from agencies)

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