Prashant Bhushan apologies for offensive tweet against Lord Krishna
New Delhi : In a turn of events, Lawyer-turned-politician Prashant Bhushan on Tuesday deleted a tweet on Lord Krishna which was deemed as offensive. The ace lawyer also apologised for the tweet, saying he did not intend to hurt anyone’s sentiments.
Bhushan on Sunday stoked a controversy with certain remarks on Lord Krishna while criticising the 'anti-Romeo' drive in UP. The BJP filed a case against him alleging hurting religious feelings for which he was booked.
His statement came in the wake of the ongoing anti-Romeo squads which are superactive in UP after the order of newly anointed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. However, after facing criticism, Bhushan clarified his tweet and wrote, “My tweet on Romeo brigade being distorted. My position is: By the logic of Romeo Brigade, even Lord Krishna would look like eve teaser.”
I realise that my tweet on Romeo squads&Krishna was inappropriately phrased&unintentionally hurt sentiments of many ppl. Apologize&delete it— Prashant Bhushan (@pbhushan1) April 4, 2017
On Monday, protesters raised slogans outside Bhushan’s house and blackened the nameplate with ink. In Mathura, his effigy was burnt by demonstrators who also submitted a complaint to the police for filing a criminal case against Bhushan.
A complaint for “hurting religious sentiments” has also been filed against the Swaraj Abhiyan co-founder by Zishan Haider, the Congress spokesperson in UP.