CASE AGAINST SALMAN KHURSHID FOR ‘HURTING RELIGIOUS SENTIMENTS’

With the launch of his new book “Sunrise over Ayodhya: Nationhood in our Times”, author Salman Khurshid has been surrounded with controversies. In the most recent one, an FIR has been filed against him for allegedly hurting religious sentiments of Hindus.

The complaint against Salman Khurshid, who is also a Congress leader, has been filed by Advocate Bharat Sharman under sections 153 and 295 of the Indian Penal Code. The grounds are that religious sentiments have been hurt because Khurshid has supposedly compared the religion of Hinduism with terrorism.

Just a day before, i.e., 11th November, Bharatiya Janta Party leader Ram Kadam had also filed a police complaint against the author over his book and also against Congress leader Rashid Alvi because of his comments on ‘Ram Devotees’ at the Ghatkopar Police Station of Mumbai.

The book “Sunrise over Ayodhya” is written on the Ayodhya verdict. Released last week, it explores the Apex Court’s landmark judgment on the Ayodhya dispute.

Senior Congress leader Khurshid has reportedly compared Hindutva to radical terrorist groups like “ISIS and Boko Haram” and it has not sat well with the right-wing ruling party leaders and it’s supporters.

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