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Salman Khurshid’s house vandalized in Nainital over his Hinduism comments

Last Updated on November 15, 2021 at 7:14 pm

House of Congress leader Salman Khurshid has been vandalized in Nainital after he wrote in a book controversial statement about Hinduism.

There have been protests and burning of effigies eversince Salman Khurshid in his book compared Hindutva with ISIS and Boko Haram.

A group of men gathered near the house of Salma Khurshid on Monday and vandalized his home as per the reports reaching from Nainital. Images of minor burning of an outer wall of Salman’s house were also afloat on social media.

It has been learnt that the group, that was angry with Salman Khurshid over his comments on Hinduism and its comparison with hardliner Islamic organizations like ISIS and Boko Haram, set afire a part of the outer wall of his house.

However police was called at the spot after which the group dispersed after protesting and demanding that the book in which Salman Khurshid has given such statements must be withdrawn and not circulated.

The group also claimed that Salman Khurshid was himself inspired by Islamist ideology and was targeting Hinduism because of his own frustration.

Soon after the incident, Khurshid took to social media and stated, “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?”

On page number 113 of his new book, Khurshid has written, “Whatever rationalization might have been offered, the Ayodhya saga was throughout about one faith trumping the methods of another. But the former faith itself was experiencing a contest of interpretation. 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 the jihadist Islam of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram of recent years”.