Congress’ Salman Khurshid’s home set on fire: “Left a calling card…”

Prime News, National, Crime, Violence, Politics, New Delhi, November 16:- The Nainital home of senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid was vandalised and set on fire on Monday (November 15), days after his new book on Ayodhya sparked a controversy by drawing a parallel between “Hindutva” and radical Islamist groups.

Visuals shared by Khurshid on Facebook show tall flames, charred doors and shattered window panes at his Nainital home. Two men are seen trying to douse the fire by throwing water.

“So such is the debate now. Shame is too ineffective a word. Besides I still hope that we can reason together one day and agree to disagree if not more,” he wrote in another post.

DIG (Kumaon) Neelesh Anand told news agency ANI that a case has been registered against 21 people in connection with the incident. “Rakesh Kapil and 20 others have been booked. Strict action will be taken against perpetrators,” he said.

Congress leader and Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor slammed the incident. “This is disgraceful. @salman7khurshid is a statesman who has done India proud in international forums & always articulated a moderate, centrist, inclusive vision of the country domestically. The mounting levels of intolerance in our politics should be denounced by those in power.”

Senior party leader Digvijaya Singh, too, condemned the incident. “I strongly condemn attack on Khurshid’s residence. These illiterates don’t even know what is in the Book,” he tweeted. (MR, Inputs: Agencies)

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