Highlights

  • Show-cause notice to Javed Akhtar for 'drawing parallel' between RSS & Taliban
  • Akhtar reportedly claimed the goal of RSS is the same as that of the Taliban
  • Complainant alleged Akhtar’s remarks aimed at defaming the RSS

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The complainant alleged that Akhtar’s remarks were ‘well planned’ and aimed at defaming the RSS and 'discourage, disparage and misguide' the people who have joined the organisation.

A Thane court has issued a show-cause notice to Javed Akhtar after a RSS member complained against the poet-lyricist for “drawing parallel” between the organisation and Taliban during a TV interview.

Hinting at the RSS, Akhtar had said the organization wants a Hindu Rashtra just like Taliban wants an Islamic state.

The complainant alleged that Akhtar’s remarks were ‘well planned’ and aimed at defaming the RSS and “discourage, disparage and misguide” the people who have joined the organisation.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court in Thane issued show-cause notice to Akhtar asking him to respond before November 12.

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According to the complaint, Akhtar claimed the goal of RSS is the same as that of the Taliban ‘even after the highest democratically elected office bearers of the country like the, vice-president, prime minister and several cabinet ministers have been supporters and members of RSS’.

The RSS complaint further said that it is Akhtar who is acting like Taliban because he has spoken without any proof.

Meanwhile, the BJP has demanded an apology, threatening to ban screening of his movies

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