Popular lyricist Javed Akhtar has seemingly compared the Taliban with Hindu right-wing group, RSS (The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh).
Soon after his statement, the writer’s statement has been denounced by the Indian ruling party, BJP.
According to News 18, Maharashtra MLA and BJP spokesperson Ram Kadam took to Twitter and shared a video saying that until Akhtar apologises to RSS for his analogy, none of his films will be allowed to screen in India.
Reacting on the same, BJP MLA commented, “This statement by Javed Akhtar is not just shameful, but painful and humiliating for crores of functionaries of the Sangh and the Vishva Hindu Parishad and crores of people across the world who follow their ideology.”
In the video, the BJP MLA can be seen asking the writer to have at least reflected that the people with the same ideology are running the government now, and are fulfilling the ‘Raj Dharma’.