Javed Akhtar’s tweet on Delhi riots lands him in bother& |  Photo Credit: Twitter
Javed Akhtar is among the many few celebrities who has been fearlessly stating his opinion on the political pressure in our nation, on Twitter. On February 27, the veteran lyricist reacted over the FIRs being registered towards expelled AAP councillor Tahir Hussain within the wake of Delhi riots. “So many killed, so many injured, so many houses burned, so many shops looted so many people turned destitute but police has sealed only one house and looking for his owner. Incidentally, his name is Tahir. Hats off to the consistency of the Delhi police”, wrote Akhtar.
This tweet by Javed Akhtar was later reported by a number one newspaper and carried by a number of web sites. However, an advocate named Amit Kumar has now reportedly registered a case in an area courtroom stating that Akhtar’s remarks are ‘seditious’ and promote ‘non secular hatred.’ According to a PTI report, the grievance was lodged on Wednesday earlier than the courtroom of Chief Judicial Magistrate Thakur Aman Kumar.
Below is Javed Akhtar’s tweet in query
In a subsequent tweet, Akhtar who asserted that he’s a non-believer and a rationalist, additional clarified that he was not asking “why Tahir but why ONLY Tahir. “So handy to misconceive me . I’m not asking why Tahir I’m asking why ONLY Tahir . Why not even an FIR towards those that have overtly threatened violence within the presence of the police . Even the HC has reservations in regards to the function police has performed on this orgy of violence”, he added.
The violence in northeast Delhi has claimed at the least 42 lives and left 200 injured.
Reportedly, Akhtar’s case is more likely to be heard in courtroom on March 25.