Arrest warrant against Shashi Tharoor over ‘Hindu Pakistan’ remark

The BJP has demanded an apology from the Congress leader.

Published - August 13, 2019 08:24 pm IST - Kolkata

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

A city court on Tuesday issued an arrest warrant against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor over his alleged remark that the BJP will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a “Hindu Pakistan”.

Mr. Tharoor’s alleged statement had sparked off a controversy with the saffron party demanding an apology from the Congress leader.

Chief metropolitan magistrate Dipanjan Sen issued a bailable warrant against Mr. Tharoor on a petition by lawyer Sumit Chowdhury, who claimed the statement promoted disharmony.

The matter has been scheduled for hearing again on September 24.

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