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BJP MP Paresh Rawal deletes 'tie her to army jeep' tweet on Arundhati Roy

Other BJP members posted screenshots of the Twitter prompt that asked Rawal to delete the tweet

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Paresh Rawal
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Bollywood actor and has deleted his controversial tweet suggesting that instead of a Kashmiri stone-pelter, author should be tied to an Army jeep.

"Instead of tying (a) stone-pelter on the Army jeep, tie Arundhati Roy," wrote on the micro-blogging site, triggering an online outrage. Roy has been a vocal supporter of Kashmir separatist campaign and alleged human rights abuses in the state.

Paresh Rawal Twitter Arundhati Ro
Twitter message asking to delete his tweet

 
However, the tweet is no longer visible in Rawal's account.

It came days after an Army Major in Kashmir trussed up a civilian, Farooq Dar, on his jeep bonnet using him as a human shield against a stone-pelting mob. The incident sparked a huge uproar, particularly after the officer was commended by Army chief General Bipin Rawat for his counter-insurgency service in Jammu and Kashmir.

Rawal's tweet came after the Pakistani media reported that Roy had said that the "Indian aggression in the Kashmir was shameful and that New Delhi's "oppression cannot subdue Kashmiri struggle."

However, the news could not be verified and was reported to be a "fake news".

First Published: Wed, May 24 2017. 16:49 IST
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