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.
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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.
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."