Troubles for Shashi Tharoor are showing no signs of abating. A Kolkata Court summoned senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor over his ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark made by him. He has been summoned by the court to be present on 14th August.
A Kolkata based lawyer Sumeet Chowdhury filed the case against Shashi Tharoor under Sections 153A/295A of IPC and section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor summoned by Kolkata Court over his 'Hindu-Pakistan' comment. Advocate Sumeet Chowdhury had filed the case alleging Tharoor's comments had hurt religious sentiments and insulted the Constitution. Tharoor has been asked to appear on August 14 (file pic) pic.twitter.com/5xbT52TG6l
— ANI (@ANI) July 14, 2018
According to a My Nation report, Chowdhury said, “Tharoor has issued public statements whereby he has stated that if Indians vote for a particular party (BJP) in 2019 General Elections, in that case the party will turn India into ‘Hindu Pakistan’ and will tear the Constitution of India.” He also added that Shashi Tharoor had refused to apologize for his remarks. Chowdhury argued, “This has hurt the religious sentiments of the Indian citizens, insulted the Constitution and has been intented to create great conflict and disharmony based on religious divide.”
A witness in the case Sonjoy Som said, “He has also insulted Indians by comparing an Islamic State like Pakistan with a secular State like India. He has also ignored the fact that India is a far superior nation compared to Pakistan, which most countries scorn and disdain.” He further added, “The summon has been issued and has been allowed to be served on the accused through his Twitter handle apart from regular process of law. This is unprecedented; for the first time someone will be served summons on social media.”
Shashi Tharoor’s ridiculous remarks have led a huge wave of anger across the country and its results are clearly evident in people’s reaction. His deliberate attempt to to provoke majority community and polarize the minority community has fallen flat on his face. Both the Hindu and the Muslim community has united against the deceitful rant of Shashi Tharoor. Deeply hurt by Shashi Tharoor’s oxymoronic, deceitful rant on Hindu Pakistan, a Muslim scholar from Aligarh Muslim University declared prize money of Rs. 11,000 to anyone who blackens the face of the Congress leader. Mohammed Ameer Rashid, President of Muslim Youth Association in Aligarh, condemned the statement of Shashi Tharoor and said that he has hurt the sentiments of both the Hindus and the Muslim nationalists. He said, “Hindu-Muslim unity is our cultural heritage and Tharoor has tried to defame it.” He further added that it was a direct attack on the Hindu culture.
Shashi Tharoor is receiving virulent criticism from almost every section except from the Congress party. The Congress has distanced itself from the comments of Shashi Tharoor and advised it’s leader to chose their words carefully.
The Congress party has still not come out openly against the absurd statement of Shashi Tharoor. Shashi Tharoor is not the only Congress leader who is indulged in portraying majority community as evil and fundamentalist. Time and again other leaders of the Congress party have coined the word like ‘Hindu Terror’ and ‘Saffron terror’ to communalize the political discourse and to appease a particular section of the society. RVS Mani in his latest book has exposed how the false narrative of Hindu Terror was manufactured under the UPA government.
Sushil Kumar Shinde, Chidambaram, Digvijay Singh and others in the Congress have on different occasions spoken about Hindu, Saffron and Sanghi terror to communalise the political discourse. Therefore when Shashi Tharoor speaks of Hindu Pakistan, it can’t be his personal opinion.
— Amit Malviya (@amitmalviya) July 12, 2018