An injunction go well with has been filed earlier than a Delhi courtroom in search of to cease the publication, circulation, and sale of ex-Union minister Salman Khurshid’s ebook for allegedly hurting the feelings of a big part of society, the lawyer of the complainant stated on Saturday.
The go well with was filed by right-wing group Hindu Sena’s president Vishnu Gupta.
Senior Congress chief Khurshid has sparked controversy by reportedly evaluating a “robust version” of Hindutva to the jihadist Islam of terror teams resembling ISIS and Boko Haram in his ebook ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times’.
Gupta’s counsel Akshay Aggarwal and Sushant Prakash claimed that the ebook’s launch occasion earlier than the meeting election in Uttar Pradesh, slated for early subsequent 12 months, was geared toward polarising and gaining the votes of the minorities.
The petition seeks prohibitory injunction in opposition to the publication, distribution, circulation and sale of the ebook and likewise ban it “in the larger interest of the society and country”.
The Hindu Sena on Friday demanded a ban on the ebook, alleging that Khurshid’s assertion harms social integrity and hurts the non secular sentiments of Hindus.
In a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, Hindu Sena president Vishnu Gupta stated the comparability made within the ebook is an try to demonise the Hindu faith.
Khurshid’s feedback in his ebook have sparked a row with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Friday maintained that Hinduism and Hindutva are “different things” and slammed the ideology of the BJP-RSS alleging it has unfold hatred in India, drawing a pointy retort from the BJP which claimed that the Congress management nurses a “pathological hatred” for Hinduism.
Khurshid, who stood by his remarks made in his new ebook on the Ayodhya verdict, had come underneath assault on Thursday from the BJP in addition to his celebration colleague Ghulam Nabi Azad.