“Gods live in temples, not churches or mosques” ‘Inspirational’ words by BJP leader SWAMY SUBRAMANIAN. Infamous for controversial remarks, Subramanian has again sparked off a massive controversy which is here to stay for a while. Subramanian said, mosque is not a religious place and can be demolished any time, in a function at Guhawati, Assam. Various political parties and leaders condemned the remarks made by Subramanian. Even Assam BJP has disassociated themselves from his remark. Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi slammed Swamy and his party - he said "BJP will have to pay a heavy price for hurting Assamese sentiments" - the saffron party tried to quell the controversy. Subramanian later defended his remark and said that mosques have been demolished even in British times. He further added, “A mosque is not a religious place. It is just a building. It can be demolished any time. If anyone disagrees with me on this, I am ready to have a debate on the issue. I got this information from people of Saudi Arabia". Such statements made by any political leader, celebrity, player or anybody popular enough to come on T.V. should be banned. India is a nation renowned for its diversity and how people from different strata have come and lived together; such statements work as negative fuel in country’s unity; hence, should be banned instantly. Swamy Subramanian’s statement is a wakeup call for India and its citizens. It is not a matter of how valid or invalid his statement is, but how he managed to give out an explanation for the same. Commenting on any religion’s place of worship is INCORRECT, no matter how valid the explanation is (For that matter any explanation is invalid). It is something which should make us feel sad and sick because these are the educated Indians we are idolizing. Swamy’s daughter is married to a Muslim and even after that he has managed to make such a statement. More astonishingly, he reiterated his statement’s further validity, "In our own experience, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) had moved four masjids (mosques) out of the way of temples… and at that time the director responsible was a person called Mohammad, whom I recently honoured at a function in Kerala." Police have now registered a case registered an FIR under IPC sections 120 (B) [criminal conspiracy] and 153 (A) [promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion] against Swamy following a formal complaint by Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS). Several minority organizations have also demanded strict action against Swamy.