After War, Peace! Bombay High Court Judge Says He Knew Tolstoy Book Was Classic
Millennium Post Kolkata|August 30, 2019

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MUMBAI: A certain Bombay High Court judge raised a storm after he allegedly inquired ‘activist’ Vernon Gonsalves who had been arrested in connection with the ‘Urban Naxal’ case, why he had Leo Tolstoy’s literary classic, War and Peace, at his residence.

Keeping in mind the expected lines, social media rushed to pontificate about the prevailing circumstances. However, now, it turns out that the judge hadn’t referred to the classic at all but was referring to an entirely different book.

The confusion, it seems, was over Roy and Tolstoy.

The Bombay High Court on Thursday said it knew that Leo Tolstoy’s War and Peace was a literary classic and that it didn’t mean to suggest that all the books seized by police in the Elgar Parishad Koregaon Bhima case were incriminating.

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