Senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Vijay Kumar Malhotra has been served a legal notice by the Batla House Youth’s Residence Forum for his recent remarks where he called Jamia Nagar and Batla House areas as “the hub of terrorists”.

According to advocate Sitab Ali Chaudhary, who has sent the notice on behalf of the Forum, it is up to Mr. Malhotra to reply to the notice or not. Mr. Chaudhary, however, added that if Mr. Malhotra failed to reply to it or tender a public apology, the Forum would seek a court intervention.

In the notice it has been alleged that Mr. Malhotra’s statement was aimed at creating tension, hatred and communal disharmony in the country just to get the vote of the majority community in the forthcoming general election.

“Further, it is shocking, surprising and pathetic that such an insensitive, offensive and highly objectionable statement/remark was made by none other than such a veteran leader and the chairman of the Delhi BJP’s Campaign Committee… the said statement/remark has not been condemned by the BJP despite registering ‘opposition and protest’ by the residents of the Batla House and Jamia Nagar, Delhi, as well as by the secular Indian citizen especially Muslim community,” the notice reads.