Security has been beefed up outside the home of renowned poet and lyricist Javed Akhtar. It is learned that security outside Akhtar’s house has been beefed up as a precautionary measure as the Maharashtra BJP has demanded that Akhtar apologize. The security was beefed up in the wake of Akhtar’s comparison between the Taliban and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) a few days ago, police said. Yesterday, the BJP had staged an agitation in this place for Javed Akhtar to apologize.
Police security has been beefed up outside Akhtar’s house near the ISKCON temple in Juhu. Additional troops have been deployed at the spot. This includes women police personnel. In an interview to a news channel, Akhtar said that the views of right-wing organizations around the world are similar. Akhtar had said that organizations like Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal have the same target as the Taliban and the Indian Constitution is on the way to their goal.
RSS, Vishwa Hindu Parishad are Taliban minded. Those who support them should introspect. If given a chance, they will cross the border, Javed Akhtar had said in an interview. BJP leaders have strongly objected to this and demanded to withdraw the statement. Mumbai BJP MLA in-charge Atul Bhatkhalkar has warned to file a defamation suit against Akhtar if he does not withdraw the apology. Akhtar’s statement is wrong, not only is it an insult to the Hindu community. Living in a Hindu-majority country, he is criticizing the Taliban. “If you have the courage, go to Afghanistan and criticize the Taliban,” Bhatkhalkar said. BJP state president Chandrakant Patil has criticized Javed Akhtar’s statement as objectionable.
Warning from movie screenings
This statement of Javed Akhtar is shameful. At the same time, the sentiments of office bearers and activists of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and Vishwa Hindu Parishad across the country are hurtful and insulting, ”said BJP MLA Ram Kadam. “Before making this statement, they should have considered the fact that people belonging to the Sangh Parivar are leading this country. If there was an ideology like the Taliban, would you be able to make such a statement today? ” Saying this, Ram Kadam has condemned the statement of Javed Akhtar. Javed Akhtar should join hands with all the workers of Rashtriya Sevak Sangh and Vishwa Hindu Parishad and apologize, otherwise Ram Kadam warned that no movie of a family member would be allowed to be screened.
Shiv Sena also criticized
Shiv Sena has also jumped into this issue. How can it be said that the Taliban who support the concept of ‘Hindu Rashtra’ are perverted? While presenting such a question, the Shiv Sena has said that not only the Shiv Sena but also the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has not supported the religious frenzy that has erupted over the ‘beef’ issue in the past. .
What did Akhtar say?
Regarding Muslims who support the Taliban, Javed Akhtar said, “I do not remember their statements. But few Muslims have backed the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan. I was shocked to hear his statements. Most young Muslims in India today want a good job and a good school for their children. On the other hand, there are those who support reactionary thinking. “Where there is discrimination between men and women, they are promoting reactionary thinking.”