NEW DELHI: Information commissioner Uday Mahurkar and lawyer Prashant Bhushan were involved in a war of words on social media over the former’s comment on the recent alleged controversial remarks against Prophet Mohammad.
“The Nation has taken measures on the Prophet row. Now time for India to make a list of Indian citizens who instigated Islamic nations against India and charge them with treason,” Mahurkar tweeted.
It evoked a strong reaction from Supreme Court lawyer Prashant Bhushan. “This gentleman calls himself a journalist who was para dropped from nowhere into the Central Information Commission. You can see how statutory and Constitutional bodies are being systematically destroyed by this govt,” he tweeted.
In response, Mahurkar said, “Don’t need advice from one who has consistently taken ideological positions against national interest. As author, former journalist and patriotic citizen I retain right to air my views on national security and history. As IC I be judged by my orders which are without favour or fear.”