Salman Khurshid targeted for comparing Hindutva with ISIS, Boko Haram in his latest book

New Delhi, November 12 (KMS): A Delhi-based lawyer Vineet Jindal has filed a complaint with the police against Indian National Congress leader Salman Khurshid for the remarks in his book ‘Sunrise over Ayodhya’ on Hindutva.

In his complaint, Jindal contended that the senior Congress leader and former law minister Salman Khurshid’s recently released book “Sunrise over Ayodhya: Nationhood in our times” has compared Hindutva to radical jihadist groups like the ISIS and Boko Haram.

The comment has been made in a chapter called “The Saffron Sky.”

On page no.113 of the book, it has stated that “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.”

In his complaint, the lawyer alleged that it is not only instigating and provoking statement but also stirring enraged emotions among the Hindu religion followers.

“Our constitution provides every citizen with the freedom of speech and expression but the misuse of this right is inexplicable when it threatens the honour and harmony of the country and provokes its citizens based on community and religion and threatens the security of the nation then it is considered as a grave offence,” the petition read.

The lawyer demanded an FIR against Khurshid under 153,153A ,298 and 505 (2) of I.P.C which are cognizable offences and very serious and to take strict Legal Action.