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Paresh Rawal tweets 'Arundhati Roy should be used as a human shield', stirs row

The tweet has not gone down well on social media and Paresh Rawal has been slammed.

India TV Buzz Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 22, 2017 17:01 IST ]
Paresh Rawal attacks Arundhati RoyPhoto:TWITTER/PARESH RAWAL


New Delhi: Actor and BJP Lok Sabha member Paresh Rawal kicked up a storm on social media when he tweeted that the army in Jammu and Kashmir should be using author and activist Arundhati Roy rather than local “stone pelters” as a human shield. 

There is no mention of the reason behind the sudden outrage. Rawal's tweet was in reference to the incident where 26-year-old Farooq Ahmad Dar was tied to an army jeep during the Srinagar by-elections as a 'human shield against stone pelters'. This had created a lot of controversy and the incident was severely criticised. 

This is the video, Rawal was referring to.

Launching a scathing attack, Paresh Rawal targeted journalist Sagarika Ghose saying similar treatment should also be meted out to the senior journalist.


Sagarika Ghose responded in sarcasm. 

Arundhati Roy is a writer who shot to fame in 1997 when her novel The God of Small Things won the Man Booker Prize for Fiction. Roy is also a an activist who raises her voice for several human rights issues. 

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