New Political Hindutva ideology resembles ISIS and Boko Haram philosophy: Salman Khurshid, Former Indian Minister

New Delhi (South Asian Wire): Congress leader and former Indian foreign minster, Salman Khurshid has compared Hindutva to terror organisations like ISIS  and Boko Haram, in his book ‘Sunrise over Ayodhya’ . He made this comment in a chapter called ‘The Saffron Sky’ in the book.

In the chapter, Khurshid has said that in the current form, Hindutva is a political form and is cornering the ancient Hindu religion. Khurshid said that this politicising of Hinduism is akin to the Islamic terror groups ISIS and Boko Haram.

Referring to the Ram Janmabhoomi movement as ‘Ayodhya saga’, Khurshid claimed that the Supreme Court judgement in favour of Ram Lalla Virajman was like one faith trumping the methods of another. “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,” he said in his book.

Responding to a question by journalists on why the comparison between Hindutva and Islamic terrorist groups, Khurshid brazened it out and retorted if not Islamic terror groups, then who. He claimed he is not comparing Hindu religion to Islamic terror groups but Hindutva. He further claimed that he has respect for Hindu religion.

Subsequently, a case has been registered against him. Delhi-based lawyer Vivek Garg has filed a complaint him with Delhi Police and accused him of comparing Hindutva to Islamic terrorism.

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