NAINITAL: After his recent odious comparison of Hindutva with ISIS terror group, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid on Monday claimed that his house in Nainital was set on fire by the adherents of Hinduism.
The accusation comes days after the BJP had pointed out that Khurshid in his latest book on Ayodhya has equated Hindutva with jihadi Islamist groups.
On Monday Khurshid shared the pictures of his torched home on Facebook, insinuating that Hindus were responsible for it. “I hoped to open these doors to my friends who have left this calling card. Am I still wrong to say this cannot be Hinduism?” he posted.
In the videos, people can be seen be seen trying to extinguish a fire at his Nainital residence.
“So such is debate now. Shame is too ineffective a word. Besides I still hope that we can reason together one day and agree to disagree if not more,” Khurshid added.
The visuals showed broken windowpanes and a charred doors and group of people apparently waving a BJP flag standing around a fire.
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor condemned the incident calling it disgraceful and hailed Khurshid for making India proud internationally.
This is disgraceful. @salman7khurshid is a statesman who has done India proud in international forums &always articulated a moderate, centrist, inclusive vision of the country domestically. The mounting levels of intolerance in our politics should be denounced by those in power. https://t.co/OQFBoN1Pgw
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) November 15, 2021
“This is disgraceful @salman7khurshid is a statesman who has done India proud in international forums &always articulated a moderate, centrist, inclusive vision of the country domestically.”
“The mounting levels of intolerance in our politics should be denounced by those in power,” added the Congress parliamentarian from Thiruvananthapuram.
In his recent new book Sunrise over Ayodhya: Nationhood In Our Times, Khurshid drew parallels between ‘Hindutva’ and terror groups like ISIS and Boko Haram.
Veteran Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad however condemned Khurshid’s incongruous analogy, saying that though the Congress may not agree with Hindutva as political ideology but comparing it with ISIS and jihadist Islam is factually wrong and exaggeration.