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Kolkata court summons Tharoor over 'Hindu-Pakistan' remark

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

was on Saturday summoned by a Court over his controversial 'Hindu-Pakistan' remark.

Kolkata-based Sumeet Chowdhury, in his petition, said that Tharoor's comments had hurt religious sentiments of the countrymen, insulted the Constitution and that they were intended to create great conflict and disharmony based on the religious divide.

A case has been filed under Section 153A and 295A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Section 2 of The Prevention Of Insults To Honour Act, 1971.

has been asked to present before the court on August 14.

On Thursday, had stated that if the wins the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it will create a condition leading to the formation of a 'Hindu Pakistan'.

Addressing an event in Thiruvananthapuram, Tharoor had said, "If they (BJP) win a repeat in the Lok Sabha our democratic constitution as we understand it will not survive as they will have all the elements they need to tear apart the constitution of and write a new one. That new one will be the one which will enshrine principles of Hindu Rashtra, that will remove equality for minorities, that'll create a Hindu "

Tharoor's statement drew flak from various political quarters, with the BJP demanding an apology from the

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 10:58 IST