Congress leader and former Union minister Mani Shankar Aiyar and his daughter Suranya Aiyar have received a notice to vacate their home in Delhi’s Jangpura over a social media post condemning the Ram Temple consecration ceremony in Ayodhya on January 22.
A notice by the Resident’s Welfare Association (RWA) urges the veteran politician’s family to not indulge in rants which may disturb peace of hurt the religious sentiments of other residents.
“We do not appreciate a resident rant which may disturb the peace in the colony or hurt religious sentiments of the residents,” the notice read.
“In case you think what you have done in protesting against the consecration of Ram mandir at Ayodhya, we would suggest you to kindly move out to another colony where people can turn blind eye to such hatred,” it added.
Suranya Aiyar, in a Facebook post on January 20, had claimed that she is fasting in protest against the ‘Pran Pratishtha’ ceremony of the Ram Mandir. She said that the fast was an expression of love and sorrow to fellow Muslim citizens.
The former Union minister has been urged to condemn his daughter’s post or leave the house.
“You may do whatever in politics for the good of your country, but please remember whatever you say and your actions count thus bringing good or bad name to the colony. Therefore, you are requested to please refrain from making such posts/comments,” the notice said.
The notice was signed by Dr. Kapil Kakar, president of the residents association.
BJP leader who is infamous for hate speech posts on social media, Amit Malviya too posted on X, saying, “this should serve as a message for everyone, who think abusing Hindu beliefs is par for the course. The Jangpura Extension Welfare Association, in a terse letter, has asked Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar and his daughter to apologise for defiling the Pran Pratistha ceremony at Ram mandir, and leave the residential colony.”