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Complaint lodged against Salman Khurshid over comparing Hindutva to ISIS in his new book

BJP has also slammed Congress leader Salman Khurshid for comparing Hindutva to radical jihadist groups in his book.



Salman Khurshid

New Delhi: A Delhi-based lawyer, Vivek Garg, has filed a criminal complaint against Salman Khurshid for ‘defaming and comparing Hinduism with terrorism’. The complaint alleges that in his new book titled ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times’, which is primarily based on Ayodhya verdict and was released last week, Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid has compared Hindutva to radical Terrorist groups like ISIS and Boko Haram.

Khurshid stated in his new book – “Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints were being pushed aside by a robust version of Hindutva, by all standards a political version similar to the jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years,” the complaint said.

“This reflects the true mindset of Congress as they try to legitimize the radical elements of ISIS by creating an artificial equivalence with Hindus. His statement printed in his book is itself self-explanatory and clearly discloses his commission of the cognizable offence. The language, intention of the said book authored by the alleged accused, is an open case of sedition, conspiracy to wage the war against India, promoting enmity between Hindus-Muslims, etc,” Garg’s complaint said.

Meanwhile, Advocate Vineet Jindal in his complaint said that the statement published in the said book is not only instigating and provoking but also stirring emotions among followers of the Hindu religion.

Meanwhile, The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has slammed Congress leader Salman Khurshid for comparing Hindutva to radical jihadist groups in his book.

“Congress’s Salman Khurshid in his new book writes that Hindutva is similar to the jihadist Islamist groups like ISIS and Boko Haram. What else can we expect from someone whose party coined the term Saffron terror just to draw equivalence with Islamic jihad, to get Muslim votes?” Malviya tweeted.