‘Hindu is the most civilized and tolerant group’
Javed Akhtar on India and Hindu wrote in the article, ‘In my latest interview I had said that Hindus are the most civilized and tolerant group in the entire world. I additionally emphasised that India can never be like Afghanistan as a result of Indians are not extremists by nature. He is gentle minded. Being regular is of their DNA.
There was controversy over the comparability of RSS and VHP with Taliban
Let us inform you that in a dialog with NDTV just lately, Javed Akhtar had in contrast RSS and VHP with Taliban and said, ‘Those who help organizations like RSS, VHP, Bajrang Dal, they should introspect. The Taliban are of course medieval mindset, little question, they are barbarians however the place are they completely different from these you are supporting? Their floor is getting stronger and so they are shifting in the direction of their objective. Their mindset is the similar.
Javed Akhtar had said that there are people in India who are stepping into the path of Taliban. Their objective can also be the similar. ‘Women shouldn’t use cell phones, anti-Romeo brigade… it’s in that path.’
However, in an article written in ‘Saamana’, Javed Akhtar praised Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray and said that no critic can accuse him of discrimination or injustice. He is unable to grasp how and why anybody can name Uddhav Thackeray’s authorities ‘Taliban’.