Hindu Pakistan’ remark: Kolkata court summons Shashi Tharoor

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Kolkata, July 14 : Kolkata court has summoned senior  Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on August 14 after a case was filed against him for his ‘Hindi Pakistan’ remark.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was sued by a Kolkata-based lawyer on Friday for ”insulting the nation and hurting religious sentiments”.

Advocate Sumeet Chowdhury had filed the case under Section 153A/295A of the Indian Penal Code and Section 2 of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971,alleging Tharoor’s comments had hurt religious sentiments and insulted the Constitution.

 

Tharoor has been asked to appear on August 14.

Thiruvananthapuram MP had sparked off a controversy by saying that if the Bharatiya Janata Party wins 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it will pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan”

“If they (BJP) win a repeat in the Lok Sabha our democratic constitution as we understand it will not survive as they will have all the elements they need to tear apart the Constitution of India and write a new one,” Tharoor made the remarks while delivering a lecture on the ‘Threats Faced by Indian Democracy and Secularism’.

The Congress party on Thursday distanced itself from the ‘ Hindu Pakistan’ remarks of senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and  advised him to realise party’s historic responsibility while “choosing words” to counter BJP’s hatred.

In a series of tweets, Congress communication in-charge, Randeep Singh Surjewala said, “Modi Govt thrives upon an unprecedented atmosphere of division, bigotry, hatred, intolerance and polarisation for last four years. Congress, on the other hand, represents India’s civilisational values of pluralism, diversity, compassion and harmony between faiths and ethnicities,” senior Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said in a series of tweets.

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