National award winning Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal on Monday stirred a fresh controversy. The Padma Shri and Parliamentarian took to his Twitter handle to suggest that Man Booker Prize winner Arundhati Roy should to be tied to an army jeep instead of a stone pelter.
This comment by the actor comes in wake to a video that went viral last month which shows a young man tied to the front of an Indian Army vehicle in order to keep away stone pelters, sparked an outrage in Kashmir.
Paresh Rawal who is a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) became a MP from the Ahmedabad East constituency during the 2014 General Elections.
Arundhati Roy’s novel ‘The God of Small Things’ won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in the year 1997. She has been vocal in her criticism about the Indian Army’s behaviour in the Kashmir Valley and the North-East.
Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy !
— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 21, 2017
Although the reason behind the tweet is not known but he had received a lot of flak on social media for allegedly was instigating mob violence.
Here’s a few response from tweeple:
Member of Parliament inciting mobs! https://t.co/Ala6kh2qqW
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) May 22, 2017
Fantasies of violence against women are the surest sign of cowardice.
And of cow-ards we have no lack. https://t.co/zfBDPF4u60
— Omair Ahmad (@OmairTAhmad) May 21, 2017
This is Hindutva in its pristine elements. An actor-parliamentarian proudly and publicly ignorant, bigoted & unconstitutional. https://t.co/MAbMSBZ4oK
— Rohin Dharmakumar (@r0h1n) May 22, 2017