People did not object and instead encouraged him since he used it as a platform to air his grievances.
Indian poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar
Since his recent trip to Lahore, Indian poet and screenwriter Javed Akhtar has been the buzz of the town. The cause was his public declaration that those responsible for the Mumbai attacks were free to roam in Pakistan while he was in Lahore for the Faiz Festival.
As soon as the video of his statement started trending on social media, it goes without saying that there was a backlash in the form of condemnations from both the Pakistani public and a number of celebrities, including Saboor Aly, Resham, Mishi Khan, Aijaz Aslam, Faisal Qureshi, and Shaan, to name a few.
Hindi nationalist group
Hindi nationalist group that publicly vowed war on Indian minorities, particularly Muslims, and was also responsible for the Gujrat massacre, to Jinnah’s Muslim League in the same interview. Additionally, he claimed that there was no distinction between Jinnah and Bal Thackeray.
Akhtar made a statement about the most recent question from the audience about whether he would take back a message of peace and fond memories are strange in and of itself, as he not only avoided providing a relevant response but also used the occasion to air his grievances against the nation he was visiting while also receiving all the respect. A Pakistani star visiting India, remarking on it, and then leaving without encountering an angry crowd, or serious threats is unthinkable.
Imagine what would have happened if they had attempted to accomplish what Akhtar accomplished. It’s not as though Pakistan doesn’t have its share of grievances and problems with India. Even if we set aside the Kashmir dispute, which continues to be the bone of contention between the two nations, Pakistanis can still question India about its spies, such as Sarabjit Singh and Kulbhushan Jadhav, as well as the numerous terrorist attacks that occurred in Pakistan and ultimately linked to India.
Before arguing that Pakistan does not honor Indian superstars as much as India respects Pakistanis, Akhtar exercised more prudence in his speech. Such a naive assertion would only make those who know the truth chuckle. Pakistan even takes pride in the fact that several Indian celebrities, like Shahrukh Khan, Dilip Kumar, Madhubala, Rishi Kapoor, Juhi Chawla, and Madhubala, have ancestors who originated in Pakistan.
He has a history of anti-Pakistan attitudes. It is evident from his earlier utterances. Not only that but at his home, he is frequently derided by regular Indian Muslims for never speaking out against the persecution of Muslims in his nation. Regrettably, Akhtar had little respect for Pakistan’s invitation to him to take part in a commemoration of one of the country’s most well-known poets. Instead, he decided to show his negative side of himself by bringing up politics, which was entirely unnecessary.
Wasim Akram reacts to Javed Akhtar’s comments about Pakistan
Javed Akhtar recently criticized Pakistan, and Aved Akhtar stated he wouldn’t do so again. He used the occasion to share what he most misses about India.
Pakistan should first do proper homework before inviting a celebrity
Pakistan may want to investigate extensively before asking a prominent foreigner to grace our celebrations. But how can we expect people to be mindful after that witnessed kneeling before Akhtar at a gathering even after Akhtar made those controversial remarks? It was a terrible gesture because it suggested to the rest of the world that our nation had no regard for itself. It in no way implies that we ought to react harshly. Even while it is forbidden not to approach visitors disrespectfully, one must at least try to respect their dignity. Respecting someone does not equate to adoring them.