Paresh Rawal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP and renowned Bollywood actor has raked a storm on Twitter after he tweeted that author Arundhati Roy should be tied to the army jeep instead of the “stone pelter”.
However, the reason why Paresh Rawal made such a remark against the author of the God of Small Things has not been ascertained as yet. “Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy!”, Paresh Rawal tweeted. A number of people on social media lashed out on Paresh Rawal and asserted that such tweets were could also incite violence in the country.
The BJP MP made the comment in reference to a video from the restive Jammu and Kashmir that went viral on social. In the video, you could see a man being tied to an army jeep and was used a “human shield” against stone pelters in the state.
Watch the video here:
Here’s the video as well. A warning can be heard saying stone pelters will meet this fate. This requires an urgent inquiry & follow up NOW!! pic.twitter.com/qj1rnCVazn
— Omar Abdullah (@abdullah_omar) April 14, 2017
Here’s how the Twitter responded to Paresh Rawal’s controversial statement:
— Siddharth (@svaradarajan) May 22, 2017
is this the real Paresh Rawal ? This is just so DISGUSTING https://t.co/7dNMtkPWub
— Rana Ayyub (@RanaAyyub) May 22, 2017
The intellectuality of Arundhiti Roy is more than that Paresh Rawal’s past & future generations put together.
— Adharheen & Cashless (@nikhilesh01) May 22, 2017
— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) May 22, 2017
@SirPareshRawal Am deeply moved by your empathy that brings every character to life in movies. But I’m shocked by your ability to be so violent with words!
— Priyanka Borpujari (@Pri_Borpujari) May 21, 2017
@SirPareshRawal Unable to believe that Paresh Rawal can think so…
— SD (@GoogleBhagat) May 21, 2017
Member of Parliament inciting mobs! https://t.co/Ala6kh2qqW
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) May 22, 2017
And the award for “Goon of the Year” goes to, goes to, goes to the one & only Mr. Paresh Rawal. https://t.co/yFXPilK91U
— Blink Away (@whytruthbites) May 22, 2017
— ShaheeraJalilAlbasit (@shaheerajalil) May 22, 2017
Didn’t know of this jingoistic side of Paresh Rawal. Heartbroken now. _
— Abhaya Agarwal (@abhaga) May 22, 2017
However, some of the Twitter users did extend their support to the actor and thanked him for “supporting” India.
Paresh Rawal is a member of the Lok Sabha and has made a number of controversial remarks in the past as well. Arundhati Roy shot to fame in 1997 when her novel The God of Small Things released and won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. 20 years after God of Small Things was published, Arundhati Roy is all set to be back with her latest novel, Ministry of Utmost happiness.