Congress comes out in support of Sushma Swaraj

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Congress comes out in support of Sushma Swaraj

On Sunday, the Congress party took on a section of social media, who attacked External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and the ministry, over a controversy involving the issuance of passport to an inter-faith couple.

On Sunday, the Congress party took on a section of social media, who attacked External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and the ministry, over a controversy involving the issuance of passport to an inter-faith couple.

The Congress responded to the external affairs minister's statement, saying, "No matter what the situation or reason, nothing calls for threats of violence, disrespect and abuse. Sushma Swaraj ji, we applaud your decision to call out the heinous trolls of your own party."

Swaraj was trolled on Sunday on Twitter over a controversy involving an inter-faith couple in Lucknow accusing a passport officer of bigotry. Her official handle re-tweeted some abusive comments directed at the union minister.

After returning to India from a tour of several European nations, Swaraj tweeted:

"I was out of India from 17th to 23rd June 2018. I do not know what happened in my absence. However, I am honoured with some tweets. I am sharing them with you. So I have liked them," Sushma Swaraj said.

Last week, a Passport Seva Kendra official, Vikas Mishra, in Lucknow was transferred after the inter-faith couple alleged that he humiliated them when they went to the office with their passport applications.


According to the couple, he asked the husband to convert to Hinduism and pulled up the wife for marrying a Muslim.

A section of social media had attacked Swaraj and the ministry for taking action against Mishra, claiming that he was just doing his duty.

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