Shashi Tharoor summoned over 'Hindu Pakistan' comment

Shashi Tharoor summoned over ‘Hindu Pakistan’ comment


Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor kicked up row with his “Hindu Pak” jibe on his Facebook post. Photo: Reuters

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tharoor has been asked to appear before the court on August 14
  • Complainant says Tharoor insulted the Constitution
  • Tharoor said that India will become Hindu Pak if BJP wins in 2019

Congress parliamentarian Shashi Tharoor has been summoned by a Kolkata court for his ‘Hindu-Pakistan’ remark. A case has been filed in Bankshall Court against Tharoor for his remarks that if voted to power again, the BJP will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan”.

Advocate Sumeet Chowdhury has filed the case alleging that Tharoor’s comments hurt religious sentiments and insult the Constitution.

Tharoor has been asked to appear before the court on August 14 in relation to the case.

Tharoor, the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram, on Wednesday sparked a massive controversy with his remarks on a Facebook post that if voted to power again, the BJP will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan”.

Tharoor said many proud Hindus like him cherished the inclusive nature of the faith and had no desire to live, as their Pakistani neighbours were forced to, in an intolerant theocratic state.

“We want to preserve India and not turn our beloved country into a Hindu version of Pakistan,” the Congress MP from Thiruvananthapuram wrote.

With inputs from Manogya Loiwal and agencies

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