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'Hindu Pakistan' Comment: Arrest Warrant Against Shashi Tharoor

THE WIRE 2019-08-13 22:59:12

New Delhi: A Kolkata court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for a statement he made in July 2018 that the BJP’s electoral victory could turn Indian into a “Hindu Pakistan”.

Tharoor’s statement, made at an event in Thiruvananthapuram, had sparked off a controversy, with the saffron party demanding an apology from the Congress leader and Rahul Gandhi. His office in the city was also attacked by BJP activists.

On Tuesday, chief metropolitan magistrate Dipanjan Sen issued a bailable warrant against Tharoor on a petition by lawyer Sumit Chowdhury, who claimed the statement promoted disharmony.

The matter will be heard again on September 24.