Two lawyers in Delhi have filed complaints against Congress leader Salman Khurshid, accusing him of comparing Hindutva with terror groups ISIS and Boko Haram in a passage in his new book, ANI reported.
The excerpt from the senior Congress leader’s book, Sunrise Over Ayodhya, read: “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 Bharatiya Janata Party’s Information Technology cell head, Amit Malviya, shared the passage on Twitter. “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 asked.
Vineet Garg, one of the complainants, accused the Congress of trying to “legitimise the radical elements of ISIS by creating an artificial equivalence with Hindus”, according to ANI.
Garg added: “The intention of the said book authored by the alleged accused [Khurshid], is an open case of sedition, conspiracy to wage the war against India, promoting enmity between Hindus-Muslims, etc.”
Vineet Jindal, the other complainant, said Khurshid’s comment was “aggravating and defamatory”, ANI reported.
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