Chronology of shoe throwing

Cong spokesman Janardhan Dwivedi on Monday became the latest victim of a shoe attack.

New Delhi: Congress spokesman Janardhan
Dwivedi on Monday became the latest victim of a shoe attack when a
man, posing as a journalist, brandished his shoe at him before
being caught and pounced by party workers.

The followings are the famous shoe-throwing incidents
which began with an attack on former US President George Bush
in Iraq more than two years ago.

Dec 14, 2008

Upset over the presence of Americans in
his country, Iraqi journalist Muntazar al Zaidi threw both his
shoes at then US President George Bush who was visiting Iraq.

Feb 2, 2009

During his visit to Cambridge University
in Britain, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao was hurled a shoe by a
27-year-old German student.

April 7, 2009

Jarnail Singh, a journalist from Hindi
daily Dainik Jagran, began the trend in the country by hurling
a shoe at Union Home Minister P Chidambaram after the minister
refused to discuss Congress leader Jagdish Tytler`s alleged
involvement in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases.

April 16, 2009

Senior BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani
became the second victim when a party member hurled his wooden
footwear at him in Madhya Pradesh. However, the man missed the

April 28, 2009

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa
was targeted during a BJP rally when a man threw a slipper
from the crowd.

Aug 15, 2010

A suspended police constable, Abdulla
Ahad Jaan, throws his shoe at Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar during the Independence Day celebrations in Srinagar.

Feb 6, 2011

Upset over the American detention of a
Pakistani national, a man throws a shoe at former Pakistan
president Pervez Musharraf.

March 24, 2011

Angered by the long speech on corruption
instead of a yoga demonstration, a Central Reserve Police
Force (CRPF) trooper Mitu Singh Rathore hurled his shoe at
Yoga guru Baba Ramdev at a camp in Nagpur.

April 26, 2011

A former lawyer from Madhya Pradesh,
Manoj Sharma, flung a slipper at sacked head of Commonwealth
Games Organising Committee Suresh Kalmadi in a court in the
national capital.


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