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Delhi HC refuses to ban contentious guide by Salman Khurshid: Details

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Delhi HC refuses to ban contentious book by Salman Khurshid: Details

On Thursday (November 25), the Delhi High Court rejected a petition, looking for a ban on the newly launched guide titled, ‘Sunrise Over Ayodhya: Nationhood in Our Times’ by Congress chief Salman Khurshid.
The petition was filed by one Vineet Jindal by advocate Raj Kishore Chaudhary. He contended that the contents of the guide may spark communal stress within the nation. Chaudhary had emphasised how the home of creator Salman Khurshid was attacked for drawing parallels between Hindutva and Islamist outfits akin to ISIS and Boko Haram. “Even the author’s home in Nainital has been damaged… Though there have not been any significant incidents yet but it is likely to happen,” he added.
Advocate Raj Kishore Chaudhary identified that Article 19 of the Indian Constitution (Right to Freedom of Speech and Expression) was not absolute. “I am asking for this part to be removed. Communal riots start like this. At least notice should be issued,” he stated whereas emphasising that cheap restrictions have been positioned on Article 19 of the Constitution. Chaudhary highlighted that Salman Khurshid had a big affect on society, owing to his standing as a former MP and former Law Minister of India.
Delhi High Court asks individuals to not learn by Salman Khurshid if they didn’t wish to
While listening to the petition, the Delhi High Court said that restrictions on the publication, circulation, sale and buy of the contentious guide can solely be imposed by the federal government. A Bench led by Justice Yashwant Verma directed that folks had the choice to not learn the guide, authored by Salman Khurshid. It noticed, “If you don’t agree with the author, don’t read it. Please tell people the book is badly authored, read something better…What can we do if people are feeling this? If they didn’t like the passage they can skip the chapter. They could have shut their eyes if they are feeling hurt.”
Salman Khurshid in contrast Hindutva to Islamic terror teams ISIS, Boko Haram in his guide
In his guide ‘Sunrise over Ayodhya’, Congress chief Salman Khurshid had in contrast ‘Hindutva’ to Islamic terror organisations like ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) and Boko Haram. ISIS, some of the dreaded Islamic terror teams has been chargeable for terror assaults internationally lately. He made the remark in a chapter known as ‘The Saffron Sky’ within the guide.
In the chapter, Khurshid had stated that within the present kind, Hindutva is a political pressure and was cornering the traditional Hindu faith. Khurshid stated that this politicising of Hinduism is akin to the Islamic terror teams ISIS and Boko Haram. Referring to the Ram Janmabhoomi motion as ‘Ayodhya saga’, Khurshid claimed that the Supreme Court judgement in favour of Ram Lalla Virajman was like one religion trumping the strategies of one other.
“Sanatan dharma and classical Hinduism known to sages and saints were 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 stated in his guide.