Javed Akhtar’s remarks on 26/11 terrorist at event in Pakistan goes viral, says terrorists still roam free | Watch
Renowned poet and writer Javed Akhtar while speaking at a festival in Pakistan’s Lahore last week talked about the 26/11 terrorist attack in India’s Mumbai and curtly questioned the country saying that the terrorists are still roaming free in the country. The video of the event has been making rounds as many users rushed in to laud Akhtar on his remarks.
As per the reports, Javed Akhtar was speaking at a festival in Lahore which was organized to honor the late revolutionary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. During the interaction at the event, Akhtar spoke on pacifying tensions between the two neighboring countries and also spoke about how Pakistan shouldn’t blame Indians for being angry and raked up the 26/11 attack in India.
Javed Akhtar was responding to the question that was asked by an audience member who had asked him when he returns to India, does he tell the people that the people of Pakistan greet him with garlands and love.
After hearing out the question, Akthar said that when Faiz Ahmed Faiz visited, he was received and treated like an important visitor in India. He further named Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Mehdi Hasan who were part of the various events in India.
Read Also: Haryana Muslim men killing: 3 of 5 accused were police informers in cow smuggling cases, claims report
Javed Akhtar further highlighted and said that however, the neighboring country never invited Lata Mangeshkar and other actors to perform. The renowned poet further urged the audience member to not turn hostility towards each other as it won’t solve the problem and the tensions between the two countries continue to prevail.
Akhtar in his interaction also added and said that he is from Mumbai and saw the attack in his city, implying at the 26/11 attack. The poet further said that the attackers did not come from Norway or Egypt and suggested that the terrorists are still roaming free in Pakistan.
He also said the anger in people against Pakistan is justifiable.
See video here:
The remarks by the renowned poet was lauded by many Indians who dubbed Akhtar’s comments as even a surgical strike. Even actor Kangana Ranaut chimed in to praise the renowned poet on how he dealt with the situation.
Ladakh sets Guinness record for world’s highest frozen lake half marathon at Pangong
Turkey and Syria witnesses another earthquake of 6.4 magnitude weeks after fatal quake