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Paresh Rawal slammed for controversial tweet against writer Arundhati Roy

The senior actor and politician dragged the author in a comment about the Kashmir issue.

Mayur Lookhar

Seasoned actor and Member of Parliament Paresh Rawal triggered a controversy on Twitter with his comments on Kashmir by dragging noted author Arundhati Roy into it.

Roy, best known for her book God of Small Things (1997), has in the past been critical of the Indian Army’s handling of affairs in the troubled state of Kashmir.

Last night, Rawal created a controversy when he tweeted the following:

Kashmir has been on the boil ever since Burhan Wani, a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist was killed by the Indian Army in July 2016. Unrest in the Kashmir Valley is often due to protesters resorting to stone pelting.

The context of Rawal’s tweet goes back to April this year when leader of opposition Omar Abdullah posted a video of a alleged stone pelter being tied to a jeep by the Indian Army, hoping to stop other stone pelters from attacking them.

Rawal’s comments drew criticism from certain quarters.  

Rival politician Digvijaya Singh of Congress did not hesitate while slamming Rawal.

This user slammed the actor for his violent words.

While he didn’t comment on the issue at hand, columnist Aseem Chhabra mocked Rawal in his inimitable style

Here are a few more tweets mocking the actor-politician:

Roy, who won a Booker prize for her novel The God Of Small Things, will soon launc her next book The Ministry of Utmost Happiness.  Rawal hadwon the 2014 Loka Sabh election from the Ahmedabad East constituency in Gujarat.