The Nainital residence of Congress chief Salman Khurshid was vandalised and set on hearth at this time, days after his new e-book on Ayodhya sparked an argument by drawing a parallel between “Hindutva” and radical Islamist teams.
Visuals shared by Mr Khurshid on Fb present tall flames, charred doorways and shattered window panes at his Nainital residence. Two males are seen making an attempt to douse the fireplace by throwing water.
Sharing the visuals, the Congress chief stated in a put up, “I hoped to open these doorways to my mates who’ve left this calling card. Am I nonetheless incorrect to say this can’t be Hinduism?”
— Salman Khurshid (@salman7khurshid) November 15, 2021
The previous Union Minister has been underneath the highlight ever for the reason that launch of his new e-book, ”Dawn Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Occasions”. On the centre of the controversy is a passage that reads, “Sanatan Dharma and classical Hinduism recognized to sages and saints had been being pushed apart by a sturdy model of Hindutva, by all requirements a political model much like the jihadist Islam of teams like ISIS and Boko Haram of latest years.”
Hitting out, the BJP stated Mr Khurshid’s comment has damage sentiments of Hindus and alleged that the Congress is resorting to “communal politics” to nook Muslim votes.
Quickly after, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi sought to distinguish between “Hinduism” and “Hindutva” and the BJP, in a scathing response, stated Mr Gandhi and his occasion have a “pathological hatred” of Hinduism.
Mr Khurshid additionally confronted some criticism from inside his occasion, with Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad terming his “Hindutva” parallel “exaggeration”.
“We could not agree with Hindutva as a political ideology however evaluating it with ISIS and Jihadist Islam is factually incorrect and exaggeration,” Mr Azad stated.
A Delhi-based lawyer has additionally filed a grievance in opposition to Mr Khurshid, additionally an eminent jurist.