Veteran Indian actor and Parliament lawmaker Paresh Rawal caused outrage on Monday after saying author and activist Arundhati Roy should be tied to an army jeep and used as a human-shield.
Video of Kashmiri youth tied to Indian forces army jeep goes viral
Rawal was making a reference to a recent video clip that went viral which showed the Indian army using a stone-pelter as a human shield by tying him to the front of an army jeep in held Kashmir.
Rawal received backlash on Twitter..
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
Such a depressing time to find veteran actor Paresh Rawal join the bigoted rank of Anupam Kher to make such a shallow, misogynistic tweet.— Jairaj Singh (@JairajSinghR) May 22, 2017
Tie Arundhati Roy to jeep says @SirPareshRawal— Harinder Baweja (@shammybaweja) May 22, 2017
Tie as many as you want, Sir, but problem going nowhere. Still the BJP's to solve
While some agreed with him..
Great 👍 Sir 🤓We are proud of you 🙏 You shd rewrite the constitution of India #Ashamed— Tax Payer Chacha (@sdevprasad) May 22, 2017
An investigation was conducted regarding the Kashmiri youth tied to the jeep. The court of inquiry convened by Indian army in held Kashmir gave a ‘clean chit’ to the officer who tied the civilian to an army jeep’s bonnet.
Roy is an award-winning writer and known for her anti-India views on Kashmir.