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Tie Arundhati Roy to the jeep instead of the stone pelter: Paresh Rawal

By Chennabasaveshwar

Instead of tying the stone pelter to the jeep, the army should have tied Arundhati Roy, BJP MP Paresh Rawal said today. The tweet has had some strong reactions with one section condemning the same.

Paresh Rawal

His exact tweet read, " Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep, tie Arundhati Roy!" Digivijaya Singh, the Congress leader responded, " Why not the person who stitched the PDP/BJP alliance."

There were others who advised that the MP/actor to do meditation. Others said that they were shocked with his ability to be so violent with words. One user also said that you know that your tweet could get you behind bars.

Roy has been very vocal about the Kashmir issue. She had said back in 2008 that Kashmir needs independence from India. It may be recalled that a video of a stone pelter being tied to an Army jeep had gone viral. The incident took place at Budgam district of central Kashmir and the decision was taken to send a strong warning to stone pelters.

The Jammu and Kashmir police had registered an FIR against unnamed Army personnel on April 17 for tying Farooq Ahmad Dar to jeep, the day re-poll was held for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat. The FIR was filed under sections 342, 149, 506 and 367 of the Ranbir Penal Code against unidentified Army personnel.

Even the Attorney General of India, Mukul Rohatgi, had supported the Army officer who tied Farooq Ahmad Dar to the jeep. He (Major) should be applauded and not criticized, Mukul Rohatgi had said in a statement.

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