Sep 13 Veteran Congress leader Karan Singh said that lynching a boy over chanting religious slogans is an ‘insult of Hinduism and people involved in such acts should be ashamed of calling themselves Hindu.
Addressing a gathering during the launch of a book written by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, Singh said, “Beating a defenceless boy to death and asking him to say ‘Jai Shri Ram’ and ‘Jai Hanuman’ is an insult to not only Hinduism, but it is an insult to the great deities.”
“Is this Hinduism? Are the people who have beaten him to death, they have the courage to call themselves Hindu; they should be ashamed of calling themselves Hindu. Anyone who indulges in these sort of things is insulting Hinduism”, he added.
Congress leader Singh also stated that Hinduism as a religion is multi-dimensional and believes in inclusivity.