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Paresh Rawal Wants Arundhati Roy Tied Up In Front Of Army Jeep Instead Of 'Stone-Pelters'

A follower, who agreed with Rawal's proposal, also proposed senior journalist Sagarika Ghose to be tried as the same.

Paresh Rawal Wants Arundhati Roy Tied Up In Front Of Army Jeep Instead Of 'Stone-Pelters'
Paresh Rawal Wants Arundhati Roy Tied Up In Front Of Army Jeep Instead Of 'Stone-Pelters'
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2017-05-22T13:41:56+05:30

Bollywood actor and Parliamentarian Paresh Rawal has tweeted that writer-author Arundhati Roy should be used as human-shield in the Kashmir valley instead of stone-pelters. 

Booker Prize winner Roy’s causes have all landed her in conflict with the Hindu Right that freely bandies the phrase ‘anti-national’.

In a tweet that instantly attracted a series of crticism as well as support, the Padmashree winning-actor made an open attack on Roy who has, on various ocassions, spoken against the human rights violation in Kashmir. 

Read also: Azadi

A follower, who agreed with Rawal's proposal, also proposed senior journalist Sagarika Ghose to be tried as the same.

His tweet has, since then, attracted a lot of backlash. 

Congress leader Digvijay Singh responded by attacking the rival BJP.

Earlier, in April a video of a man tied to an army jeep had surfaced in Kashmir. The jeep was reportedly  being driven  as part of a convoy by the security forces in Gundipora, Beerwah. 

Read also: Video Shows Kashmir Youth Tied To Army Jeep As Shield Against Stone-Pelters

The 66-year-old actor has previously also manifested his jingoistic views on public forum.

During the bitter spat between the Pakistani artistes issue last year, he said: Terrorists have claimed one more life... Of solidarity of Indian film industry."

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