Javed Akhtar compares Hindu right-wing to Taliban, irks BJP

Because the Taliban got here in energy in Afghanistan final month, many Pakistani, Indian and worldwide celebrities shared their two cents on the latest state of affairs of arts and tradition within the nation. Beforehand, Bollywood veteran star Naseeruddin Shah known as out Muslims who had been supporting the Taliban, which resulted within the Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na actor being criticised by social media customers. 

Now, widespread lyricist Javed Akhtar has seemingly in contrast the Taliban with Hindu right-wing group, RSS (The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh). Quickly after his assertion, the author’s assertion has been denounced by the Indian ruling occasion, BJP.

In line with Information 18, Maharashtra MLA and BJP spokesperson Ram Kadam took to Twitter and shared a video saying that till Akhtar apologises to RSS for his analogy, none of his movies will probably be allowed to display screen in India.

Reacting on the identical, BJP MLA commented, “This assertion by Javed Akhtar is not only shameful, however painful and humiliating for crores of functionaries of the Sangh and the Vishva Hindu Parishad and crores of individuals internationally who comply with their ideology.” 

Within the video, the BJP MLA will be seen asking the author to have at the very least mirrored that the folks with the identical ideology are operating the federal government now, and are fulfilling the ‘Raj Dharma’. He additional says that if the ideology was Talibani, would he have been capable of make these remarks? 

“We is not going to permit any of his movies to run on this land of Ma Bharti until he apologises with folded fingers to the functionaries of the Sangh who’ve devoted their lives to the nation,” the MLA stated within the video.

The lyricist had instructed NDTV, “Many of the Muslims I spoke to had been shocked and appalled that such statements had been made by some.” He added, “As we speak, most younger Muslims in India desire a good job and a great training for his or her kids in good colleges. However however, there are some who need to consider in this type of regressive pondering – the place women and men are segregated, the place the regressive mindset is promoted.”

He went on to remark that the variety of Muslims supporting the Taliban could be very much less. “The precise-wing internationally need the identical issues. Similar to the Taliban need an Islamic State, there are those that desire a Hindu Rashtra. These persons are of the identical mindset – be it Muslim, Christian, Jews or Hindus,” Akhtar then remarked. “That is type of a gown rehearsal for turning into like full-fledged Taliban. After all, the Taliban is barbaric, and their actions are reprehensible, however these supporting the RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal are all the identical. This nation is mainly a secular nation. The concept of Taliban cannot enchantment to an Indian.”

Beforehand, he has been essential of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Occasion and its insurance policies. Akhtar has been a member of the Rajya Sabha up to now.

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