Javed Akhtar slams PM Imran Khan for criticizing 'racist Hindu Supremacist Modi Government'
Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a series of tweets on August 18 said that Modi’s government is threat to India’s minorities. Reacting to his statement Indian lyricist Javed Akhtar took a sarcastic dig at Khan saying that he should care more about minorities residing in Pakistan.
“Imraan sahib, I will be ungrateful if I don’t show my gratitude for your concern about the Indian minorities. I can’t imagine, if you care so much for others, how compassionate and protective you must be towards the Hindus, Christians, Ahmadiyas, Mohajir and Baloch of your own country,” Akthar replied to Khan’s one of the tweet.
Dear Mr Imraan Khan , I am deeply touched that you are so worried about the “ very fabric of Nehru n Gandhi ‘ s India “ . By the way it was the same fabric of Nehru n Gandhi ‘ s India that was torn by your Qaid-e- Azam in 1947 . Remember ???
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) August 19, 2019
Imraan saheb. I will be ungrateful if I don’t show my gratitude for your concern about the Indian minorities.I can’t imagine,if you care so much for others how compassionate n protective you must be towards the Hindus ,Christians , Ahmadiyas Mohajir n Blochs of your own country
— Javed Akhtar (@Javedakhtarjadu) August 20, 2019
Khan also said that 4 million Indian Muslims face detention camps & cancellation of citizenship. “World must take note as this genie is out of the bottle & the doctrine of hate & genocide, with RSS goons on the rampage, will spread unless the international community acts now to stop it,” Khan wrote on Twitter.
The World must also seriously consider the safety & security of India’s nuclear arsenal in the control of the fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist Modi Govt. This is an issue that impacts not just the region but the world.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 18, 2019
Khan’s tweet has come right amidst escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, owing to the hotly debated topic of Kashmir.
Akhtar has also showed his support to Priyanka Chopra, who has been heavily criticised for promoting war between Pakistan and India. “I know Priyanka Chopra personally. She is a cultured, decent and educated person and the fact remains she is an Indian. If there is some kind of controversy and difference in point of view between an average Indian citizen (like Priyanka Chopra) and the Pakistani establishment, obviously her point of view will be an Indian point of view. If her comments have upset the Pakistani establishment, they can do whatever they wish,” he told Indian media.