Kolkata: Magistrate Court Summons Shashi Tharoor Over Hindu-Pakistan Remark

| July 14 , 2018 , 12:30 IST

A Kolkata court on Saturday summoned senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram MP Shashi Tharoor over his Hindu-Pakistan remark.

According to media reports, Advocate Sumeet Chowdhary filed a petition accusing the senior Congress leader of hurting religious sentiments and also insulting the constitution by his controversial remarks.

As per reports in media, a case under Section 153A/295A of the Indian Penal Code and Section 2 of The Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 has been filed against Shashi Tharoor. The court has summoned the leader and has scheduled the hearing on August 14.

Earlier on Wednesday, while addressing a lecture in Thiruvananthapuram on the subject of threats faced by the Indian democracy and secularism, he had said, “If the BJP goes on to mark a repeat of their current strength in the Lok Sabha in 2019, then it will pave the way for the tearing up of the Indian constitution and result in the creation of a Hindu Pakistan.”

The Senior Congress leader also posted on Facebook explaining his stand and his controversial staments of Hindu-Pakistan.