A Supreme Court lawyer, founding member of Swaraj Abhiyan, prominent civil rights lawyer and one of the founding members of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) – Prashant Bhushan, has been clutched for his yet another controversial tweet on role of Muslims in freedom struggle.
“Almost all patriotic slogans and songs in the fight for freedom were written by Muslims while Hindutva organisation or group did nothing,” said Prashant.
“A Muslim had a hand in shaping the country’s tricolor,” Prashant Bhushan, referred ‘Suraiya Tayabjee’
Most of the revolutionary slogans & songs coined in Indep struggle were created by Muslims.The Hindutva groups did not even fight for Indep! pic.twitter.com/RQd6UHal8G
— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) July 23, 2017
While few trolled him about linking religion with patriotism in this way, others put slogans that the Hindus had written them.
Born in 1956, Bhushan hails from a family with a history in politics. His father – Shanti Bhushan – was a former union minister in the Morarji Desai government.
Bhushan completed his studies in law at the Allahabad University. He is an alumnus of IIT Madras and Princeton University. While still a student, Bhushan wrote a book on Indira Gandhi’s election in 1974, The Case that Shook India.
Bhushan’s public activism is well known and he has filed several Public Interest Litigations (PILs) against corruption and on human rights issues.
He founded AAP in 2012 with Arvind Kejriwal and held various portfolios. In 2015 however, he had a fall-out with some rigidity with Kejriwal, and soon left along with another ousted AAP leader Yogendra Yadav.
In 2016, he started another political movement – Swaraj Abhiyaan, with Yogendra Yadav and in October, announced plans of launching a new party