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Arrest warrant against Tharoor over 'Hindu Pakistan' remark

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Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
A Kolkata court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Congress leader and former Union Minister Shashi Tharoor in a case filed over his remark last year that BJP's victory in the 2019 general elections will turn the country into a "Hindu Pakistan".

The warrant has been issued by the Magistrate Metropolitan Court in Kolkata on the basis of a petition filed by Sumeet Chowdhary, a city-based lawyer.

During a speech last year, the Congress leader from Thiruvananthapuram had said that BJP's return to power for the second term would pave the way for the creation of a Hindu Pakistan.

Petitioner Chowdhary alleged Tharoor's comment created disharmony and was "a deliberate and malicious act intended to outrage religious feelings".

Tharoor was also sued under Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971.

--IANS mgr/pgh/

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2019-08-13-21:36:06 (IANS)

 
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