Friday, December 2, 2022

Plea filed in Delhi High Court seeking ban on Salman Khurshid’s book comparing hindutva to ISIS

New Delhi, : A petition has been filed in the Delhi High Court seeking direction to stop the publication, circulation, and sale of former Union Minister Salman Khurshid’s book for allegedly hurting the sentiments of a large section of society.

The petition has been filed to stop the circulation of the book “Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times”.

The plea filed by Advocate Vineet Jindal through Advocate Raj Kishor Chaudhary contended that the recently-launched book compared Hindutva to radical jihadist groups like ISIS And Boko Haram.

The comment has been made in a chapter called “The Saffron Sky” on Page 113 of the book which reads as under — “Sanatan dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints was being pushed aside by a robust version of Hindutva, by all standards, a political version similar to jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years,” the plea read.

Further, it stated that the equivalence of Hinduism to ISIS and Boko Haram is perceived as a negative ideology Hindus have been following and Hinduism is violent, inhuman, and oppressive.

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