Safer to be 'a cow than a Muslim': Congress leader Shashi Tharoor

Tharoor's remarks comes close on the heels of his "Hindu Pakistan" statement that invited criticism from his political opponents.

Published: 23rd July 2018 12:06 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd July 2018 12:06 AM   |  A+A-

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor. (File photo | PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor today said 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.

The remarks also came days after 28-year-old Akbar Khan was lynched by a mob in Rajasthan's Alwar district on suspicion of cow smuggling.

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  • badri narayanan poondi

    There is a corollary to this theory too. It's safe to be a mute witness to misdeeds like Dr MMS than be a performing PM poised to bring development unmindful of the ceaseless distractions from the opposition.
    15 days ago reply
  • Sudarshan Nityananda

    "Tharoor should be wary of being too clever by half. If his Bangla Desh friend said something amusing
    3 months ago reply
  • Tsering Norbu

    How? Cow will be killed by Buddhist mob! So its unsafe to be a Con-gress politicians wife?
    3 months ago reply
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