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Paresh Rawal rakes up Twitter storm over Arundhati Roy tweet

New Delhi [India]: Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal raked up a Twitter storm when he took to the micro-blogging site to post a seemingly out-of-context tweet that conveyed the idea of ‘tying’ noted writer Arundhati Roy to an Army jeep, drawing reference from a similar incident when a Kashmiri resident was tied to a jeep last month.

“Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy!”, the Lok Sabha member tweeted on late Sunday night.

Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy !

— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 21, 2017
Rawal’s tweet drew ire on the social media and people outrightly condemned the actor’s “education.” Many of them even highlighted the irony of his statement vis-a-vis his powerful performances in the movies.
One of the Twitter users wrote, “This tweet proves that lack of education ruins the ability of a Human to behave like a Human,” while another tweeted, “Your acting was often commendable but your prejudiced mindset is condemnable. Telling d army to hide behind a brave woman is shameful.”

@SirPareshRawal This tweet proves that lack of education ruins the ability of a Human to behave like a Human.

— Vinay Kumar Dokania (@vinaydokania) May 22, 2017
@SirPareshRawal Your acting was often commendable but your prejudiced mindset is condemnable. Telling d army to hide behind a brave woman is shameful

— ziya us salam (@ziyaussalam) May 22, 2017
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh also commented on the tweet.
Digvijaya wrote, “Why not the person who stitched PDP/BJP alliance ?”

Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy !

— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) May 21, 2017
An award-winning writer, Arundhati Roy is known for her controversial views on Kashmir. She has also widely criticised the Army’s role in the Valley.
In April, a Kashmiri resident, allegedly a stone-pelter, was tied to an Army jeep as a human shield. This incident sparked an outrage in the Valley and across the country, following which an inquiry was launched into the incident. (ANI)