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All you need to know about the custom of shoe hurling

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Published on 9 April 2016 12:29 PM GMT

All you need to know about the custom of shoe hurling
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Lucknow: Started with the former American President George W Bush, the custom of hurling shoe at leaders has become quite common these days.

Have a look at the incident of shoe hurling in the past:

George W Bush:

Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an Iraqi journalist created history on December 14, 2008 by throwing shoe on George W Bush after he lost his composure. Though, Bush dodged the shoe with his reflexes.

Later, the shoe was bidded for $10 million by a Saudi billionare.

P Chidambaram

Jarnail Singh, a journalist working with Daily Jagran followed the foot steps of his peers and decided to throw a shoe at the then Home Minister P Chidambaram on April 7, 2009 .

The shoe like most of the targets, missed him and the poor journalist was arrested for his attempted assault.

Manmohan Singh

The former Prime Minister of India, pardoned the shoe thrower during one of his election rallies by not registering a case against the 28 year old.

This happened on April 26, 2009.

B S Yeddyurappa:

Just two days after Manmohan’s ribbon cutting of the shoe throwing glories, a chappal was probably mistaken for flowers on Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa at BJP rally on 28th April 2009.

The culprit, Chandrashekar, 34 was caught and found to be drunk. He later requested all please not to throw any more flowers again.

Arvind Kejriwal:

The Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal had a shoe thrown at him on 18, October 2011 in Lucknow.

He was again hurled with shoe on April 9, 2016 during a press conference in New Delhi.

Rahul Gandhi:

Congress scion Rahul Gandhi has not been spared either. The shoe greeted Rahul Gandhi on January 23, 2012, it was thrown at him during an election rally in Dehradun. The culprit Kuldip, was grabbed by his security men.

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