On Monday, The First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by Mumbai police (Mulund police station) against lyricist Javed Akhtar over his alleged remark against the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
As per the sources, The Complaint has been registered under IPC Section 500 (punishment for defamation)
As, the FIR was registered on a complaint filed by city-based lawyer Santosh Dubey.
However, The veteran lyricist Javed Akhtar
in his recent interview drew parallels between the Taliban and Hindu extremists.
As per the sources, The lyricist had compared the Islamist militant outfit Taliban with the RSS during a television appearance on September 3. “Just like the Taliban want an Islamic State, there are those who want a Hindu Rashtra. These people are of the same mindset — be it Muslim, Christian, Jews or Hindus,” he said. “Of course, the Taliban is barbaric, and their actions are reprehensible, but those supporting the RSS, VHP and Bajrang Dal are all the same.
As per the lawyer; Santoshi Dubey, Last month he sent a legal notice to the veteran lyricist for allegedly making “false and defamatory” remarks against the RSS in an interview to a news channel, and sought an apology from him over it.
In addition to this, The lawyer Dubey in his notice had claimed that by making such statements, The lyricist Javed Akhtar committed an offence under IPC Sections 499 (defamation) and 500 (punishment for defamation). The lawyer added, “I had earlier sent a legal notice to Akhtar and asked him to apologise over his remark, but he fail to do so. However, an FIR has been registered against him on my complaint.