Saturday, 5 December 2020

Tie Arundhati Roy in front of Army jeep: Paresh Rawal

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MUMBAI: Bollywood Actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal said that instead of a stone-pelter, eminent author and political activist Arundhati Roy should be tied in front of an Army jeep.

The veteran actor and parliamentarian took to social networking website Twitter and expressed his views which were referring to a video that went viral last month, showing a Kashmiri tied in front of an Army jeep and being used as a human shield to deter stone pelters. Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy !

Award-winning writer Arundhati Roy is a strong critic of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whose views on the independence of Kashmir became cause for controversy.

Paresh Rawal’s post has enraged the people who alleged him of inciting mob violence.

Paresh Rawal deletes ‘tie her to army jeep’ tweet

Paresh Rawal has deleted his controversial tweet suggesting that instead of a Kashmiri stone-pelter, author Arundhati Roy should be tied to an Army jeep. “Instead of tying (a) stone-pelter on the Army jeep, tie Arundhati Roy,” Paresh Rawal wrote on the micro-blogging site on May 21, triggering an online outrage. Roy has been a vocal supporter of Kashmir separatist campaign and alleged human rights abuses in the state.

However, the tweet is no longer visible on Rawal’s timeline. It came days after an Army Major in Kashmir trussed up a civilian, Farooq Dar, on his jeep bonnet using him as a human shield against a stone-pelting mob. The incident sparked a huge uproar, particularly after the officer was commended by Army chief General Bipin Rawat for his counter-insurgency service in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rawal’s tweet came after the Pakistani media reported that Roy had said that the “Indian aggression in the Kashmir was shameful and that New Delhi`s “oppression cannot subdue Kashmiri struggle.”

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