Kolkata Court summons Tharoor over his ‘Hindu-Pakistan’ remark

New Delhi: A Kolkata court issued summon to Congress MP Shashi Tharoor over his ‘Hindu-Pakistan’ remark. Advocate Sumeet Chowdhury had filed the case alleging Tharoor’s comments had hurt religious sentiments and insulted the Constitution. Tharoor has been asked to appear on August 14.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor sparked a political controversy with his ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark earlier on Wednesday at an event in his home constituency – Thriruvananthapuram.

Speaking on “Threats faced by Indian Democracy and Secularism” at the event, Tharoor said, “The great danger is that if they are able to win a repeat of their current strength in the Lok Sabha, then frankly our democratic constitution as we understand will not survive because they will have all the three elements they need to tear up the Constitution of India and write a new one.”

The Congress leader went on to add “if BJP manages to win the 2019 general election, it will lead to the formation of Hindu Pakistan” was severely criticised by people from different shades of social spectrum.