Lyricist and writer Javed Akhtar seems to be in trouble. There is a lot of ruckus about one of his statements. In a recent interview, Javed Akhtar compared Taliban to RSS, Vishwa Hindu Parishad and Bajrang Dal. BJP leader Ram Kadam said that films of Javed Akhtar and his family members will not be allowed to release in the country until he apologizes for his remarks.
On Saturday, the youth wing of the BJP protested in front of Javed Akhtar’s house in Mumbai. The protesters demanded an apology from him.
controversy over statement
After Javed Akhtar’s statement came out, Ram Kadam issued a video message saying that ‘This statement of Javed Akhtar is not only shameful but also for crores of office bearers of Sangh and Vishwa Hindu Parishad and crores of people who follow his ideology across the world. It is painful and humiliating.’
Threats about the release of the film
He further said that ‘before making these remarks, he would have thought that people belonging to the same Sangh Parivar are running the throne of this country today. Following the rule of law. If there was a Talibani ideology, would they have been able to make such rhetoric? Till Javed Akhtar does not apologize to crores of workers of Sangh and Vishwa Hindu Parishad with folded hands, no film of him and his family will be allowed to be released.
What did Javed Akhtar say
Earlier, speaking to NDTV, Javed Akhtar had said that ‘right wing across the world wants the same things’. He said, ‘Just as Taliban wants an Islamic country, so are these people who want a Hindu nation. These people are of the same mentality. He further says, ‘Of course Taliban is barbaric and their actions are condemnable but those who are supporting RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal are all the same.