Naveen Jindal claims threat to life from ‘Islamic fundamentalists’

Former BJP leader Naveen Kumar Jindal who has come under severe criticism for his objectionable remarks against Prophet Muhammad, has alleged that “Islamic fundamentalists” may attack his family.

Jindal, who was expelled from BJP after his comments on Prophet Muhammad, asked people not to share information about him or his family members on social media.

“Despite my requests, many people are posting my residence address on social media,” he wrote in Hindi in a tweet. “The life of my family is in danger from Islamic fundamentalists.”

Naveen Kumar Jindal also shared a screenshot of a phone number from which he was allegedly receiving death threats.

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“Just now I have received threats to kill me and my family members,” he tweeted. “I immediately informed the police control room.”

Jindal and BJP’s former national spokesperson Nupur Sharma’s derogatory remarks against Prophet Muhammad and the Muslim community had sparked nationwide protests, which spiralled into violence in some places.

Police have arrested hundreds in UP and other places over the violence. Pune City Police booked Jindal for his objectionable remarks on Friday.