New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that it was safer "to be a cow than a Muslim" at many places in India, remarks that may trigger a controversy. Tharoor's remarks comes close on the heels of his "Hindu Pakistan" statement that invited criticism from his political opponents.
"Why BJP Ministers' claims about reduction in communal violence don't stand up to the facts: It seems safer in many places to be a cow than a Muslim," Tharoor wrote on Twitter. He also posted the link of his article published on a news portal, which had the "cow-Muslim" remark.
Why BJP Ministers' claims about reduction in communal violence don't stand up to the facts: It seems safer in many places to be a cow than a Muslim. https://t.co/ZACOJ005rs
— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) July 22, 2018
The remarks also came days after 28-year-old Rakbar Khan was lynched by a mob in Rajasthan's Alwar district on suspicion of cow smuggling.
Firstpost is now on WhatsApp. For the latest analysis, commentary and news updates, sign up for our WhatsApp services. Just go to Firstpost.com/Whatsapp and hit the Subscribe button.
Updated Date: Jul 24, 2018 11:49:28 IST