Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor have been thumped with an arrest warrant. The Congress MP befell into trouble for a statement he had made the previous year regarding the formation of a “Hindu Pakistan”.
In July last year speaking at an event in Thiruvananthapuram, the English bonzer had said that if Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it would create a situation leading to the formation of a “Hindu Pakistan”. Mr. Tharoor further declared that the BJP will write a new Constitution which will pave the way for a nation, much like Pakistan, where the rights of minorities are not considered.
Tharoor said, “If they (BJP) win a repeat in the Lok Sabha, our democratic constitution as we realize it will not survive as they will have all the components they need to tear apart the constitution of India and write a new one.” Source
Kolkata Magistrate Metropolitan Court issues arrest warrant against Congress leader Shashi Tharoor in connection with a case filed by an advocate Sumeet Chowdhury over Tharoor's 'Hindu-Pakistan' comment. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/HiqiKCBZVa
— ANI (@ANI) August 13, 2019
An arrest warrant from the court
The following year, a case was filed under Section 153A/295A of the Indian Penal Code and Section 2 of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971. A Lawyer named Sumeet Chowdhury drove the petition before Kolkata Magistrate Metropolitan Court against Tharoor’s remark that created disharmony and hateful act intended to offend religious feelings. He also mentioned that Tharoor also refused to withdraw his remark.
Last year, the Court had issued a call to him. Following his non-appearance as per the summons, the Court has now issued a warrant against the Thiruvananthapuram MP.
*Arrest warrant against Shashi Tharoor over "Hindu Pakistan" remark*
Sunanda Pushkar (somewhere in heaven) to Kolkata Police: pic.twitter.com/lNYxrnlGah
— Aजीत അജിത് అజిత్ ಅಜಿತ್ அஜித் અજિત অজিত ଅଜିତ 🇮🇳 (@iAjitPrasad) August 13, 2019
Arrest this Oxford Chameleon
who is taking Dynasty's shelter
for his wrongdoings
— काश्मीरLadakhअभिवृद्धि (@Uttishta_Bharat) August 13, 2019
— Kashif Ansari (@k_ansaari) August 13, 2019
Your hindu pakistan statement has earned you arrest warrant ANI NEWS just flashed
Bail lo ya fir bhag lo chup lo police pakdegi to pel degi
— Ramesh Kumar (@rks4321) August 13, 2019
Welcome to India Mr @ShashiTharoor
Kolkata court issues arrest warrant against Tharoor over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark https://t.co/VQKLkKvwUC
— Third Eye (@TheJeonsa) August 13, 2019
And a Modi claims he never experienced “fear”. He has the worst intelligensophobia ever !!!!!https://t.co/VrXpbNYx7O
— Manuel Jasper (@jasmvk) August 13, 2019
Arrest warrant issued against Shashi Tharoor over 'Hindu-Muslim' remark pic.twitter.com/7uB0wkqzj5
— News for all🇮🇳 (@rhp2ThihkLiPElB) August 13, 2019
Voices muzzled. https://t.co/Cn9vbn5Y2t
— Ajay Pal Singh (@TheLawyerSingh) August 13, 2019
Lol 😂 he managed to offend both sides Hindus and Pakistan, bcoz Hindus don't like Pakistan and Pakistan don't like Hindus also he calling both of them terrorists.
— super_guy (@amayzing_guy) August 13, 2019
— मासूम विद्रोही😇 (@masoomvidrohi) August 13, 2019
I request Kolkata Magistrate Metropolitan Court to arrest Shashi Tharoor and put him behind the BAR. He is no use for India. In fact he is nuisance to us. Even otherwise he should have been in Jail for suspected murder of his wife.Justice delayed is justice denied @ShashiTharoor
— Sudhakar Shenoy (@Sudhakar9293) August 13, 2019
Just warrant is not enough. When there shall be Jail term?
— Bharatiya (@Gautammajumdar) August 13, 2019
— ABHISHEK NARAYAN SINGH (@ansingh771) August 13, 2019