VHP objects to staging of Khurshid drama
Vishwa Hindu Parishad has strongly objected to the staging of a play Sons of Babur at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi on October 27. The play has been written by Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid.
Reacting to it, VHP general secretary Dr Pravin Togadia said, “As an individual, Salman Khurshid’s religious compulsions to praise Babur are understandable. Although as a Union Law Minister he should not be biased about any religion, yet it is in vain to expect such fair treatment from him to the majority Hindus while he is known to be the propagator of anti-majority Communal Violence Bill and many such anti-Hindu actions off late. So, he, writing a play on Babur, who invaded Bharat and broke Ram Mandir and many other Hindu temples goes perfect with his religious compulsions, however anti-majority it is; but the honourable President agreeing to stage this play on Babur in the Presidential House is extremely shocking and hurting religious sentiments of Bharat.”
Demanding a ban on the play Dr Togadia further observed, “Any piece of art that is anti Bharat’s culture is being praised these days as a fashion. When it comes to hurting the sentiments of majority, suddenly pseudo-seculars remember freedom of expression; but the same folks are conspicuously vocal against the Danish cartoonist who drew Prophet’s cartoon. This dual policy is dangerous to Bharat and especially if it is being followed by the Union Law Minister and supported by the honourable President, who are legally bound to be unbiased and not hurting anyone’s religious sentiments, then it is more dangerous to the nation.”