Paresh Rawal rakes up Twitter storm over Arundhati Roy tweet

| Updated: May 23, 2017 02:02 IST

New Delhi [India], May 22 (ANI): 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. <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy !</p>&mdash; Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) <a href="https://twitter.com/SirPareshRawal/status/866345474722320388">May 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 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." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/SirPareshRawal">@SirPareshRawal</a> This tweet proves that lack of education ruins the ability of a Human to behave like a Human.</p>&mdash; Vinay Kumar Dokania (@vinaydokania) <a href="https://twitter.com/vinaydokania/status/866488795994173441">May 22, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/SirPareshRawal">@SirPareshRawal</a> Your acting was often commendable but your prejudiced mindset is condemnable. Telling d army to hide behind a brave woman is shameful</p>&mdash; ziya us salam (@ziyaussalam) <a href="https://twitter.com/ziyaussalam/status/866487244650971136">May 22, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh also commented on the tweet. Digvijaya wrote, "Why not the person who stitched PDP/BJP alliance ?" <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Instead of tying stone pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy !</p>&mdash; Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) <a href="https://twitter.com/SirPareshRawal/status/866345474722320388">May 21, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> 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)

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