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Lawsuit against Salman Khurshid for hurting Hindu Sentiments

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Shivani Gadhavi

Published On: November 13, 2021 at 14:30 IST

A Lawsuit filed against former Union Minister Salman Khurshid for hurting Hindu sentiments in his newly written book ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in our Times’. 

Vishnu Gupta, the President of Hindu Sena asked for a Prohibitory Injunction in Delhi’s Patiala House Court to stop the ‘publication, sale, circulation, and distribution of the book. 

He stated that an excerpt in the book is offensive to Hindus and Hinduism in general.

The complainant stated, “That a passage in the book on page no 113 Chapter 6 with the title “The Saffron Sky” reads and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints were being pushed aside by a robust version of by all standards a political version similar to the jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years.

Vishnu Gupta’s lawsuit states, “That the Constitution of India provides every citizen of India with the Freedom of Speech and Expression under Article19(1)(a) but Reasonable restrictions can be imposed on the Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression under Article 19 (2) of the Indian Constitution. The Rights granted under Article 19 is not an absolute right. They can be restricted by Competent Authority in the Interest of society. That this right comes with some limitations and it must not be misused when it threatens and shakes the harmony of the country and the society”.

Another complaint is filed against the Congress Leader in Kotwali Police Station, Jaipur by Advocate Bharat Sharma under Section 153 and 295 of the Indian Penal Code, for hurting the religious sentiments of followers of Hinduism.

Advocate Bharat Sharma in his statement alleged, “While reading a newspaper, I got to know that Salman Khurshid, in his book, has compared Hindutva to radical Terrorist groups like ISIS and Boko Haram.”

On November 11, 2021, a complaint was filed by Bhartiya Janata Party leader Ram Kadam in Ghatkopar Police Station of Mumbai against Salman Khurshid and another Congress leader Rashid Alvi for his comments on ‘Ram Devotees’.

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