In the viral video of Javed Akhtar, he can be seen talking about reducing the tension between the two countries, and he is telling the people present that "there is resentment in the hearts of Indians..."
New Delhi: Renowned poet and film screenwriter Javed Akhtar accused Pakistan of allowing the perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai to roam freely while sitting in Pakistan, whose video has gone viral on social media. Javed Akhtar recently went to Pakistan to attend the Faiz Festival, which was organized by the Alhamra Arts Council in Lahore, and concluded on Sunday itself.
In the video that has gone viral, the renowned lyricist can be seen talking about reducing the tension between the two countries, and telling the gathering that “there is resentment in the hearts of Indians…”
Javed Akhtar said, “We should not blame each other… nothing will be achieved… fizaan garam hai (the atmosphere is tense), it should be rectified… we are Mumbaikars, and we have The city has been attacked… The attackers didn’t come from Norway or Egypt… And the same people are still roaming in your country… So, if this complaint is in the heart of an Indian, don’t feel bad Needed…”
वाह! शानदार @Javedakhtarjadu बहुत खूब… 👏🙌👏#JavedAkhtarInPakistan pic.twitter.com/snbXKCKmGf
— Dr. Syed Rizwan Ahmed (@Dr_RizwanAhmed) February 21, 2023
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He also said that Indian artists were not given the same respect in Pakistan as Pakistani veterans were given in India.
Amid thunderous applause, Javed Akhtar says, “When Faiz Sahab came, he was welcomed like a big personality… It was also broadcast everywhere… We saw Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Mehndi Hasan’s big Got big functions done… but you (Pakistan) never got any function done for Lata Mangeshkar…”
These comments of Javed Akhtar are being shared fiercely, and users are also praising him. Some users on social media have termed it as a ‘surgical strike’ on Pakistan.
“People who came to attack Mumbai didn’t come from Norway or Egypt. They are still roaming free in Pakistan and every Indian has this complaint in his heart”
Good Javed Akhtar pointed this out sitting in Lahore himself. But Pakistan is beyond redemptionpic.twitter.com/WQyJYi3i0r
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— Monica Verma (@TrulyMonica) February 21, 2023
Javed akhtar doing surgical strike in pakistan 💥💪pic.twitter.com/Iaa4lgcMSP
— Prayag (@theprayagtiwari) February 21, 2023
So….. #javedakhtar sahab went to #Lahore for #FaizFestival2023 and said this! 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻@Javedakhtarjadu sahab 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/X6x2Pcp3ef
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— Satya Nutella 🐀 (@satyanas) February 20, 2023
Actress Kangana Ranaut is also among those who praised Javed Akhtar for these comments made in Pakistan.
Jab main Javed saab ki poetry sunti hoon toh lagta tha yeh kaise Maa Swarsati ji ki in pe itni kripa hai, lekin dekho kuch toh sachchai hoti hai insaan mein tabhi toh khudai hoti hai unke saath mein … Jai Hind @Javedakhtarjadu saab… 🇮🇳
Ghar mein ghuss ke maara .. ha ha 🇮🇳🇮🇳 https://t.co/1di4xtt6QF
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) February 21, 2023
Kangana wrote on the micro-blogging website Twitter, “When I listen to Javed Sahab’s poetry, I used to think, what kind of grace is Maa Saraswati ji showering on him, but see, there is some truth in a human being, that’s why digging Happens with them… Jai Hind, Javed Sahab… Entered the house and killed… ha ha…”