Members of the Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI)Saturday staged a protest outside Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's residence here over his remarks that Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence contacted Muslim youths affected by the Muzaffarnagar communal violence.
SDPI members marched to Gandhi's Tughlaq Road residence and burnt his effigy. Seeking an apology, the members said such statements cast doubt on the integrity of Muslims. Gandhi made the remark at Thursday's Indore rally.
The August-September riots in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district and adjoining areas claimed 62 lives and rendered 43,000 people homeless.