Congress’s Salman Khurshid’s Home Set On Fire, Days After Book On Ayodhya

Visuals shared by Salman Khurshid on Facebook present tall flames at his Nainital residence

New Delhi:

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 a controversy by drawing a parallel between “Hindutva” and radical Islamist teams.

Visuals shared by Mr Khurshid on Facebook present tall flames, charred doorways and shattered window panes at his Nainital residence. Two males are seen attempting to douse the fireplace by throwing water.

Sharing the visuals, the Congress chief stated in a submit, “I hoped to open these doors to my friends who have left this calling card. Am I still wrong to say this cannot be Hinduism?”

The former Union Minister has been underneath the highlight ever for the reason that launch of his new e-book, ”Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times”. At the centre of the controversy is a passage that reads, “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.”

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.

Soon after, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi sought to differentiate between “Hinduism” and “Hindutva” and the BJP, in a scathing response, stated Mr Gandhi and his social gathering have a “pathological hatred” of Hinduism.

Mr Khurshid additionally confronted some criticism from inside his social gathering, with Congress chief Ghulam Nabi Azad terming his “Hindutva” parallel “exaggeration”.

“We may not agree with Hindutva as a political ideology but comparing it with ISIS and Jihadist Islam is factually wrong and exaggeration,” Mr Azad stated.

A Delhi-based lawyer has additionally filed a criticism towards Mr Khurshid, additionally an eminent jurist.

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