‘Version of Hindutva similar to ISIS’: Complaints filed against Salman Khurshid over new book on Ayodhya

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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 that is somewhat similar to the jihadist Islamic groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years,” a chapter of the book titled ‘The Saffron Sky’ reads.

Following the release of his new book, veteran Congress leader Salman Khurshid’s is being targeted for his contentious remarks. He has reportedly compared a robust version of Hindutva similar to ISIS and Boko Haram. Two Delhi lawyers named Vivek Garg and Vineet Jindal have filed complaints with the Delhi Police against Salman Khurshid for allegedly defaming Hindutva.

The book entitled ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya’ is on the Supreme Court verdict on the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid discord. The book launch event was held on 10th of November and was graced by the presence of Congress leaders P Chidambaram, Digvijaya Singh among others.

In the complaint, Vivek Garg has quoted, “This reflects the true mindset of Congress as they try to legitimise 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.

Complaint by Jindal says, “The contents of the statement made by the accused claim Hinduism to be equivalent to ISIS and Boko haram, which are terrorist groups. It is a quite aggravating and defamatory statement for the whole Hindu community and also questions their values and virtues about society. The equivalence of Hinduism to ISIS and Boko haram is perceived as a negative ideology Hindus have been following and Hinduism is violent, inhuman and oppressive.”

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