Arrest warrant against Tharoor over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark


Kolkata, Aug 13 (IANS): A Kolkata court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor in a case filed over his remark last year that BJP's victory in the 2019 general elections will turn the country into a "Hindu Pakistan".

The warrant has been issued by the Magistrate Metropolitan Court in Kolkata on the basis of a petition filed by Sumeet Chowdhary, a city-based lawyer.

During a speech last year, the Congress leader from Thiruvananthapuram had said that BJP's return to power for the second term would pave the way for the creation of a Hindu Pakistan.

Petitioner Chowdhary alleged Tharoor's comment created disharmony and was "a deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings".

Tharoor was also sued under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.

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  • UMMAR, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    he said very true in karnataka BJP asked votes in hindhu home
    - in the name of cow matha
    - protect hindhu girl
    - hindhu rastra
    - ram madir..

    court need to verify some speeches done by BJP leader member in election time and they need to issue arrest warrant to tharoor
    this is reality and everyone knows.

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  • NN, NN

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    This is gross violation of freedom of expression. Court should have dismissed such petitions.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Nashville

    Wed, Aug 14 2019

    You haven't heard his remarks on Triple Talaq & Article 370 ...

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  • Desh Bhakth, Mangalore

    Tue, Aug 13 2019

    He himself being a Hindu but in opposition a responisible leader was expressing fear of being a victim and his people of Pakistani kind of terrorism. Hasn't BJP, Modi, Amit Shah uttered even grave statements, insults and hurt the country's sentiments and dignity regarding congress and its family members and ancestors who have sacrificed their blood and lives for the country in line of duty.

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