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Welcome to New India: Jairam Ramesh on Bombay HC’s ‘War and Peace’ question

Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Thursday said the Bombay High Court asking an activist to explain why he kept a copy of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace was “truly bizarre”.

“Welcome to New India,” the Congress leader said, a day after the Bombay High Court on Wednesday asked Elgar Parishad-Bhima Koregaon case accused Vernon Gonsalves to explain why he kept “objectionable material” like a copy of Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace and some CDs at his home.

Justice Sarang Kotwal, hearing the bail plea of Mr. Gonsalves and others, also said “such books” and CDs prima facie indicated they contained some material against the State.

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